Transport for London (TfL) will start construction work at Kew Bridge on 12 December, to upgrade pedestrian crossings and create new segregated cycle lanes in west London.
The new roads and junctions are to form part of a 7km cycle route between Brentford and Kensington Olympia, subject to final approvals from the London Boroughs of Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham.
TfL will also open an arch under Kew Bridge to create step-free access to the Thames Path, which will now run under the bridge, rather than over it.
Tfl will start construction over the Christmas period to take advantage of reduced traffic on the roads. At this time of year, there is about 15% less traffic on London’s streets.
TfL is still in final talks with Hounslow Council on the work needed to make this happen and an announcement for the opening date will be made soon.
Initial construction work will begin at the junction for Kew Bridge, the A205 Chiswick High Road, and the A315 Kew Bridge Road between 10:00 and 15:00 and overnight from 12 to 19 December.
From 22 December, lane closures on roads where there is construction will be there 24 hours a day. The best way to make trips to and from the area will be by London Overground, Underground, or National Rail services.
TfL will monitor the road network during the time and make changes to its traffic signal timings based on live traffic conditions, to help reduce the impact to people’s journeys.