Barnes junction in line for major improvements

Barnes junction in line for major improvements

Barnes junction in line for major improvements

First published in News Richmond and Twickenham Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Barnes could see major changes to a busy five-arm junction as the council plans improvements to the traffic hot spot.

The council is consulting on proposals which should help combat congestion and ease traffic flow at the Castelnau, Rocks Lane, Elm Grove Road, Church Road and Queen Elizabeth Walk signalised junction.

The five-arm intersection, and associated traffic movements, means road users endure queues in Castelnau, Rocks Lane and Church Road.

The council wants to make Elm Grove Road one way southbound and remove the existing banned left turn from Elm Grove Road to Ranelagh Avenue.

The council is also suggesting that arrows are painted on the highway showing the direction of traffic and illuminated one way and no entry signs are installed at each end of Elm Grove Road.

Councillor Chris Harrison, cabinet member for environment, said: “I urge people to take a look at the plans for this intersection and provide views so we are able to decide on the way forward with the proposed scheme.”

The council hopes the level of rat-running in other residential roads will be reduced as a result of shorter queues.

Coun Harrison said: “This is a particularly troublesome junction which causes a lot of issues, so by people commenting on proposed works will help us assess the nature of the changes which we feel would alleviate most of the area’s problems.”

Consultation documents have been sent to people living nearby and questionnaires should be returned by November 26, or online form at richmond.gov.uk/consultation_details.htm?id=C01215.

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9:30pm Sat 17 Nov 12

EdwinaWaugh says...

Whatever improvements are planned and executed, no real benefits will be felt until a cyclists lane, as is usual in many European countries is created. Unless cyclists are banned from using these main roads, blockages will still take place, and tragic accidents occur.
Whatever improvements are planned and executed, no real benefits will be felt until a cyclists lane, as is usual in many European countries is created. Unless cyclists are banned from using these main roads, blockages will still take place, and tragic accidents occur. EdwinaWaugh
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1:11pm Mon 19 Nov 12

lucullus says...

Why not just block Elm Road in the middle? You get access from both ends, it's impossible to use as a rat run, and you might even get some space that children can play in ...

(I agree with Edwina about the cycle lane, including that cyclists and motorists would generally prefer not to have to fight each other for road space.)
Why not just block Elm Road in the middle? You get access from both ends, it's impossible to use as a rat run, and you might even get some space that children can play in ... (I agree with Edwina about the cycle lane, including that cyclists and motorists would generally prefer not to have to fight each other for road space.) lucullus
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