Local transport is set to be heavily disrupted from Sunday following a strike by London Underground workers from 18.00 this Sunday 8 January for 24 hours.
With disruption across most of the country outside of the South East from Barbara and Conor, a complete shutdown of the Great Western Rail network into Paddington, and the Colnbrook stretch of the M25 predicted to be the worst in Britain (who’d have guessed), travel this Christmas could be especially challenging.
Resurfacing on the A4 London Road between Upton Court Road and High Street Langley began yesterday (28 November) and will take around three weeks. The works will require the eastbound carriageway to be closed at night for about two weeks from next week (5 December).
Having already extended its consultation on Poyle Road HGV restrictions to next Friday, Slough Council is also holding a drop-in session at the Village Hall on Tuesday. Few businesses have responded so far but those on the Coln and Galleymead Road industrial estates, along with Poyle Trading Estate, could be particularly impacted by all-too-regular problems on the motorways if the scheme goes ahead next Spring.
A public consultation asking for views on proposals to restrict heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in Poyle Road, Colnbrook has been extended to Friday 18 November.
Truckers warn M25 won’t cope with Third Runway construction traffic, while Highways England expects “excessive customer frustration”
Years of “excessive customer frustration” are ahead for users of the motorway network and local roads. Stark warnings have been issued this week by the Road Hauliers Association and Highways England that construction traffic for a new runway could bring everything to a complete standstill.
The Langley Neighbourhood Forum says it wants to meet with the directors of First Group to attempt to persuade them to reverse bus route changes that came into effect three weeks ago.
Slough’s Cabinet will review the Chequer’s Bridge closure once again tomorrow night – but there is little optimism that the current restrictions will be removed any time soon.
A new online petition calling for Chequers Bridge to be reopened has already seen over 650 sign three days since it was started. Slough Borough Council has acknowledged existence of the petition and confirmed that it will take on board the result.
Transport misery could continue until February as Slough officials say they need more data on impact of Hollow Lane closure
Transport officers at Slough Borough Council appear reluctant to end their experimental closure of Hollow Hill Lane early, as desired by Cabinet, and may well continue the trial until February.