An extensive traffic management plan affecting Kingston High Street will be implemented from Tuesday 8 May, continuing throughout the summer as part of the Go Cycle programme.
This next phase of the programme will see the two-way cycle lane on Portsmouth Road extended along High Street towards the town centre.
The construction of the Kingston High Street scheme includes three work phases that involve carriageway incursions with partial and full road closures in May and June. The project will also require temporary footway diversions and bus stop closures. Businesses may wish to alert their delivery drivers and staff so they can plan their journeys accordingly.
Phase 1 (starting on May 8) includes some town centre diversions as a result of a full road closure on the High Street north of the Kingston Hall roundabout for approximately three weeks. During this time northbound traffic travelling from Portsmouth Road towards High Street and the town centre will be diverted along Kingston Hall Road through St James Road and Eden St to access the northern section of the High Street.
To ease congestion on the Kingston Hall roundabout, traffic travelling from Penrhyn Road towards the High Street and Eden Street will be diverted along Wheatfield Way and Ashdown Road. Traffic coming from Eden Street and Union Street attempting to head south along Portsmouth Road will be diverted at Eden St along St James Road, around College Roundabout to Kingston Hall Road. They can then connect with the High Street and Portsmouth Road to head south. Diversions signs will be in place throughout the town centre.
Kingston Council have prepared a briefing note for businesses regarding the works.