Local Disruption Likely Due to Olympic Games
Warning issued about of changes to transport network
With the Olympic Games now only a week away, the borough will see some changes to the local transport network as Hounslow prepares for London 2012.
The traffic management include:
· local diversions and road closures to allow the Torch relay to pass through the borough on Tuesday 24 July.
· bringing the full Olympic Route Network (ORN) and Paralympic Route Network (PRN) and Games Lanes into operation from 25 July
· local disruption as a result of the cycling road races which take place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July and Wednesday 1 August between central London and Surrey via Richmond and Kingston.
The following specific measures have been put in place in the local area:
On the day of the torch relay from Kew Bridge to Hounslow (Tuesday 24th July) motorists can expect diversions and delays along the route from Kew Bridge Road to Lampton Park. High Street, Brentford will be closed from 10am to 1pm between Half Acre and Tallow Road.
Cllr Ruth Cadbury, Hounslow’s lead member for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, said: “The whole of London is gearing up for what is undoubtedly going to be an amazing but challenging few weeks, and it would be impossible to deliver something on the scale of the Olympic and Paralympic Games without some degree of disruption.
“We are continuing to liaise with the Highways Agency and Transport for London to try and achieve the smooth operation of the local transport network, and it’s important to make sure that residents, businesses and visitors to the borough know what to expect.
“Information on the local road closures, diversions and details of the ORN and PRN are on our website, but our advice is to plan and leave plenty of time for any journeys in the coming weeks.”
For more details on the traffic and travel disruption, visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/olympics and check the Torch Relay, Olympic Route Network and Preparing for the Games pages.
More information is also available at www.getaheadofthegames.com and www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/london2012/24474.aspx.
July 19, 2012