Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Central Road To Hell

Worcester Park is  braced for months of traffic chaos when a major programme of gas and water mains replacement and street improvements gets underway from January 2011.

The works will see partial or complete closures affecting Central Road and Malden Road as well as Green Lane, Park Terrace, Longfellow Road, Lynwood Drive. The programme of works is due to start on January 10th and will run through until March.

The main disruption to traffic will be from water and gas mains replacement works taking place in Central Road, running from the junction with Green Lane (by Kingfish), going under the railway bridge and up towards the junction with Park Terrace (by the Worcester Park Tavern).

Green Lane and Park Terrace will be closed for two months from January 10th (bad news for those living in Longfellow Road or any of the other nearby feeder roads which will bear the brunt of the extra traffic pouring onto Central Road).

For the first four weeks from January 10th, two-way traffic will be maintained on Central Road, but from  February Central Road will be reduced to one lane for a whole month, with temporary traffic lights controlling the traffic.

With traffic already at (or arguably over) critical levels in Worcester Park, it's hard to see these works as bringing anything other than complete gridlock to the town for weeks on end.

Unhappy New Year Worcester Park!