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Topic: Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again
Posted by: Ian Wylie
Date/Time: 07/03/15 20:41:00

I walked south this afternoon (Saturday) from South Parade to Chiswick Bridge via the High Road, Grove Park etc. Then across Chiswick Bridge to Chalker's Corner at Mortlake. Returning back over Chiswick Bridge, along the A316 and then east across the Hogarth Roundabout…taking photos as I walked, including of the signage for westbound traffic heading towards the Hogarth Roundabout.

A steady stream of cars ignored the "Road Ahead Closed" / "Strictly Local Access" signs at Hogarth and headed towards Chiswick Bridge. It would appear unlikely all of those vehicles were "local". I assume some simply didn't believe the signs while others saw one car diving down the A136 towards Chiswick Bridge and probably thought the driver in front knew better. But I saw just one lorry head for Chiswick Bridge - a Sainsbury's vehicle - which then was turned around at the bridge barriers and headed back to the Hogarth. While most of the cars simply turned right into a rather peaceful Hartington Road. But guessing not so peaceful once they hit the bottleneck of Thames Road.

What was clear was some intensive and detailed work going on across Chiswick Bridge itself - not just road resurfacing but what looked like deep new drains / gullies under the road and pavement. Plus a separate crew working on boats and a hoist floating under the central arch of the bridge, which is also closed this weekend.

Leaving aside other arguments, I do wonder why works were sanctioned this weekend closing both the District Line between Chiswick and Richmond and the Overground from South Acton and Gunnersbury? A number of the buses trapped in the Chiswick High Road gridlock were rail replacement services. I know the TfL weekend upgrades are important but it does seem daft to schedule this particular closure at a time when Chiswick Bridge is also closed.


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Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 11:32:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 11:58:00 Loraine Pemberton
      Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 12:41:00 James Robinson
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 12:58:00 Samia Mirza
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 14:00:00 Andy Pease
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 14:37:00 Vanessa Smith
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 17:08:00 Julian Pavey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 18:08:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 17:04:00 Thomas Barry
      Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 17:19:00 Andy Pease
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again08/03/15 14:09:00 Paul James
      Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 18:13:00 Loraine Pemberton
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again08/03/15 08:45:00 Thomas Barry
   Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 17:57:00 Derek Hill
   Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 18:45:00 Shaun Joynson
      Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 19:07:00 Jeni Evans
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 19:17:00 Andy Pease
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 21:35:00 Jeni Evans
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 19:25:00 Loraine Pemberton
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 20:06:00 James Robinson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 20:36:00 Andy Pease
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again08/03/15 08:27:00 James Robinson
               Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 20:41:00 Ian Wylie
                  Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 20:57:00 Derek Hill
                     Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again (Photos)07/03/15 22:00:00 Ian Wylie
                        Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again (Photos)08/03/15 08:03:00 Andy Pease
                           Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again (Photos)08/03/15 11:31:00 Carl Wynne
                  Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again07/03/15 22:46:00 Sarah Benson
                     Would opening bus lanes make any difference?08/03/15 08:46:00 Andrew OSullivan
                  District Line/Boat Race/Network Rail/TfL08/03/15 09:12:00 Thomas Barry
                     Re:District Line/Boat Race/Network Rail/TfL08/03/15 10:14:00 Madeleine Hazard
                        Hazard warning09/03/15 15:08:00 Thomas Barry
                           Re:Hazard warning09/03/15 15:27:00 Richard Greenhough
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again08/03/15 08:56:00 Thomas Barry
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again08/03/15 09:34:00 Paul Pryce
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again08/03/15 09:54:00 Andy Pease
                     Re:Once in a lifetime08/03/15 10:27:00 Russell Pearson
                        Re:Once in a lifetime08/03/15 10:41:00 Ian Wylie
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again08/03/15 10:30:00 Loraine Pemberton
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 08:48:00 Colin Jordan
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 09:09:00 Michael Robinson
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 16:25:00 Adam Beamish
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 16:43:00 Andy Pease
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 17:17:00 Paul Corcoran
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 17:40:00 Thomas Barry
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 19:56:00 Francis Rowe
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 18:42:00 Adam Beamish
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 19:05:00 Richard Greenhough
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick gridlocked once again09/03/15 19:36:00 Karen Foster
                                       Would opening bus lanes make any difference? (2)10/03/15 09:13:00 Andrew OSullivan
                                          Re:Would opening bus lanes make any difference? (2)10/03/15 09:50:00 Andy Pease
                                             Re:Re:Would opening bus lanes make any difference? (2)10/03/15 12:27:00 Paul Corcoran
                                                Re:Re:Re:Would opening bus lanes make any difference? (2)10/03/15 23:04:00 Chris Calvi-Freeman
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Would opening bus lanes make any difference? (2)11/03/15 09:36:00 Andrew OSullivan
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Would opening bus lanes make any difference? (2)11/03/15 09:45:00 Chris Calvi-Freeman

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