Section A - Westway (Wood Lane to Bloemfontein Road)

Closed 20 Mar 2016

Opened 8 Feb 2016

Overview

What are we proposing?

  • Widening and improvements to shared-use footway
  • Closure of the pedestrian tunnel
  • New vehicle containment kerbing along shared-use footway
  • Bus stop improvements
     

Widening and improvements to shared-use footway

  • From Wood Lane, a new shared-use footway would connect to the existing shared-use facility
  • The shared-use footway would be up to 7.1 metres wide, narrowing to 2.4 metres alongside Dorando Close, and 3.4 metres alongside the westbound bus stop on the Westway
  • New security fencing between the existing support columns of the A40 flyover would be installed to improve safety for those using the route and reduce likelihood of anti-social behaviour
  • The existing pedestrian guard rail would be removed and vehicle containment (or ‘Trief’) kerbing added as far as the entrance to the subway beside Bennelong Close
  • To increase the available space on the shared footway, the existing verge and six saplings would be removed and replaced by narrower tree planting
  • Throughout this section, street furniture such as lampposts, would be relocated to reduce obstructions to the newly widened stretches
     

Please click here for a larger version of the above map (PDF)

Closure of the pedestrian tunnel

  • The existing pedestrian tunnel would be closed to pedestrians and cyclists, with access retained for maintenance only.
     

New vehicle containment kerbing along shared-use footway

  • The existing pedestrian guardrail which runs alongside the footway by Dorando Close and Bennelong Close would be replaced by vehicle containment (‘Trief’) kerbing, designed to contain and re-direct vehicles onto the carriageways if they stray towards the footway.
     

Bus stop improvements

  • The layout of the bus stop outside Ellenborough House (White City Estate, Stop V) would be improved to make it more accessible and the bus shelter relocated and positioned with a ‘back to kerb’ layout.
     

Traffic impacts of these proposals

Our latest analysis shows that these proposals would change journey times for general traffic and some bus routes. We anticipate a significant change for some journeys through the scheme area. Some journeys for general traffic would get longer at the busiest times of day and some would get shorter. Bus journeys along Wood Lane would be unaffected in the morning peak, with some journeys becoming longer and some shorter in the evening peak.

Please click here for a summary of predicted journey time impacts through the scheme area for different road users, including a table summarising the traffic modelling results.
 

Complementary measures

The predicted traffic impacts do not take account of a range of additional complementary measures that would have beneficial impacts on journey times for buses and general traffic. This includes investing in schemes to address bus delays and give priority to buses at certain pinchpoints and providing road users with comprehensive and specific travel advice to help them avoid busy times and locations. We will continue to work with freight and servicing companies to support them to plan their activity to avoid the busiest times and locations. Through the creation of the new Roads and Transport Policing Command, we will target enforcement at the busiest locations and known hot spots to reduce delays and keep traffic moving.

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Areas

  • Ealing
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Westminster

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators
  • Taxi trade
  • Transport for London
  • Taxi customers and other stakeholders

Interests

  • Roads