Kew Bridge Refurbishment Extended

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Works extended until May 2017

Letter from TfL

As you may be aware, we are currently refurbishing Kew Bridge and our works were due to finish this month. During the works we experienced difficulties with some cables and manholes on site, which we have worked with BT to fix. Unfortunately this has taken longer than we expected, so our works are now planned to continue until May. I realise this is not the news you wanted to hear, and I apologise for the additional inconvenience this may cause you.

How this may impact you

Three extra bridge closures
To prepare for the final two stages of the project as safely as possible, we plan to close the bridge to traffic in both directions for three nights:
From 23:00 on Wednesday 29 March until 05:00 on Thursday 30 March
From 23:00 on Wednesday 10 May until 05:00 on Thursday 11 May
From 23:00 on Wednesday 17 May until 05:00 on Thursday 18 May

Diversion routes will be clearly signed during these closures.

Northbound lane closure – off-peak hours only

The bridge will be open to traffic in both directions at all other times, although one northbound lane will be closed during these times:
From 10:00-16:00 and 19:00-06:00 the following morning, Mondays to Fridays
From 08:00-13:00 on Saturdays

There will also be temporary traffic lights on the bridge overnight on Monday 24 April and Monday 1 May

All current changes to buses and pedestrians remain until the works are completed in May.

We will make every effort to complete the works as planned, but poor weather conditions may mean we have to reschedule our resurfacing works at short notice. Please visit or follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter for the latest road travel information.

The Kew Bridge refurbishment works are part of our programme to build a safer and more reliable road network across London.

Should you have any questions about the works, please call the project’s Public Liaison Officer, Glenn Tobin, on 07920 251479 or email

The attached letter will be distributed to local residents and stakeholders.

Yours faithfully

Stefan Grabowski
Senior Contract Manager, Surface Transport
Transport for London