Petersham Road closure

Petersham Road will be closed between 1 August and 4 September 2016 to allow National Grid to carry out essential gas main replacement works.

Closure helpline

If you have a query or require more information about this closure, you can contact National Grid on:
0800 096 5678

Closure details

Petersham Road will be closed to through traffic from the junction with Star and Garter Hill, up to the traffic lights outside 149 Petersham Road. There will be a physical road closure from outside 141 to 143 Petersham Road.

Local vehicle access will be available into Church Lane, Cedar Heights, River Lane, Rutland Drive and all businesses throughout the duration of the project.

Traffic will only be able to reach Church Lane and Cedar Heights via the A307 and Star and Garter Hill. Petersham Nurseries, The Dysart and St Peter’s Church will be open as usual.

Traffic will only be able to reach River Lane and Rutland Drive via Upper Ham Road, merging into Petersham Road. Ham Polo Club will be open as usual.

Pedestrians and cyclists will have access along the whole of Petersham Road during the works as normal. Cyclists may be required to dismount.

Map

Map showing closure

Diversions

From Kingston: follow the diversion through Richmond Park (or alternative diversion routes when the park is closed or your vehicle is prohibited from using the park).

From Richmond: follow the diversion through Richmond Park (or alternative diversion routes when the park is closed or your vehicle is prohibited from using the park).

Richmond Park hours
(Week beginning)
Open Close
1 August 6am 8.30pm
8 August 6am 8.15pm
15 August 6am 8pm
22 August 6am 7.45pm
29 August 6am 7.30pm

Buses

Route 65 and N65 will be diverted via Teddington, Twickenham and Richmond.

Route 371 will not run and will be replaced by routes 565, 571 and 572, please see the TfL poster(pdf, 185KB) for further details.

Bus routes are managed by TfL. Further details of these services will be available on the TfL website in due course.

Why this is required

National Grid has informed us that over the past 6 years there have been 34 reported gas escapes in this area. This includes 29 gas escapes and patch repairs in the last 2 years. This has led to a number evacuations from local properties and considerable unplanned traffic disruption.

Replacing the gas main is the only viable option, to ensure a safe and secure gas supply and to meet regulatory obligations.

Due to the size and location of the existing gas mains in Petersham Road, a full road closure needs to be in place for the duration of the work.

Frequently asked questions

Other than Petersham Road, are there any other works nearby?

There are gas main replacement works in Manor Road, Teddington under temporary signal control. There is a single lane closure on the A316 Twickenham Road immediately west of Richmond Circus to allow essential gas main replacement.

Have the temporary signals been removed from Hill Rise/Bridge Street and the top of Star and Garter Hill?

The temporary traffic signals have been removed and a one way system has been put in place in Star and Garter Hill.

How long will it take to get from Kingston to Richmond now?

Times will vary by time of day and as drivers divert onto alternative routes. Drivers should initially allow at least 3 times their normal travel times.

Will parking be suspended on the road approaching Ham Gate?

Yes. The necessary signs and cones should be in place by National Grid.

Will Richmond Park be open later due to diversions?

Richmond Park will remain open for an additional 30 minutes each evening.

Will Petersham road closures affect the waste collection day?

No, waste will be collected on the usual day although it may be later than normal.

Why are there longer site working hours?

The Council has granted extended weekday working hours and weekend working to reduce duration of works and maximise Richmond Park opening hours.

Other information

Working collaboratively with National Grid, the Council and other utility companies will be making full use of the closure to undertake additional maintenance works.

Contact

If you have a query or require more information about this closure, contact National Grid on 0800 096 5678 or visit www.nationalgrid.com/inyourstreet.

Updated: 4 August 2016