Delays and Diversions on Roads in South Ealing

Thames Water work causing chaos

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There's more traffic misery with the latest round of water mains repair work in the south of the borough.

Vehicles have been at a standstill during morning and afternoon rush-hour and motorists say delays have meant journey times are being doubled.

Ealing Road is one-way northbound, with all southbound traffic being diverted via: South Ealing Road, Little Ealing Lane, Windmill Road and A4.

At a packed forum meeting of the Northfields Ward, angry residents complained to local council representatives about the mayhem being caused by the work.

Drivers are being diverted to Windmill Lane or Boston Manor Road but many are using residential roads as cut throughs and causing local problems.

One resident said motorists stuck in the local traffic were becoming abusive and suggested the police be present to help prevent road-rage.

Traffic bosses from the Hounslow borough are advising people to avoid the area if possible.

During the works, London Buses has changed bus route 65 southbound via: Little Ealing Road, Windmill Road, Swyncombe Avenue and Boston Manor Road.

To allow for this, additional waiting restrictions have been placed on Swyncombe Avenue and the operating hours of the bus lane on Boston Manor Road will be changed to 7am-7pm Mon-Sun.

Because of the knock-on effect of the traffic diversions temporary waiting restrictions are in force on the south-west side of Windmill Road (from the borough boundary with Ealing) as far north as The Ride.

Thames Water has been told that if the works are not complete by the time of the London Mela on the 16 August then the site is to be made safe and Ealing Road is to be opened up to two-way traffic for the weekend of the event.

June 27, 2009