|Lorries Diverted through Local Streets|
Chalkers Corner works mean HGVs coming to a street near you!
Residents need to brace themselves for an influx of heavy vehicles on top of usual traffic, as there will be two diversions in place for the six week period starting on the 27th July, for southbound traffic starting at Chalker's Corner. Motorists, particularly HGV drivers, are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.
Light vehicles will be diverted via Lower Richmond Road and Sheen Lane and back to the South Circular at Upper Richmond Road West.
Local roads in the Barnes area operate with weight and height restrictions because of railway crossings and low railway bridges, therefore a separate diversion will operate for vehicles that are seven tonnes and over in weight.
The detour will see the drivers of heavy goods vehicles heading along the A205 South Circular being diverted away from that trunk road in Mortlake on a detour through Chiswick, Hammersmith Broadway, Fulham and Putney before rejoining the South Circular in Wandsworth town centre.
The detour, which has been agreed by Thames Water and Transport for London, has been put into action because Clifford Avenue in Mortlake is closed to all southbound traffic from Chalker's Corner for the next six weeks. This is to allow the company to replace Victorian era water mains.
It is expected this diversion could add 30 minutes to journey times.
July 24, 2009