Work starts on the Richmond Council Sandycombe Road improvements on Monday 11th January and will run through to March. At the same time Transport for London appears to be undertaking traffic signal modernisation and associated works at the junctions of Mortlake Road with Kew Road and with Bessant Drive (the entrance to Kew Retail Park) with a planned completion date of 26th February. Apparently any disruption the TfL work may cause will only occur at night. There is also traffic signal and pavement improvement works on Kew Road at the junction of Church Road, Richmond starting on the same day and continuing until 18th February. There will be temporary traffic lights for this whole period and some lane closures may be required. Slightly further afield, the same works are happening at the junction of Petersham Road and Star and Garter Hill over the same period.
From 11/1 to 8/2 Sandycombe Road will be closed southbound between Broomfield Road and Ennerdale Road, Lichfield Road will be closed at the Sandycombe Road end and there will be no entry into High Park Road from Sandycombe Road. It is expected that both Leybourne Park and Station Approach will be accessible from Kew Gardens Road southbound. The 319 bus southbound will be diverted along Kew Road and the Avenue with a temporary bus stop near the Sandycombe Road/Avenue junction.
For the week of 8/2 there will be no access into High Park Road from Sandycombe Road and the village (Station Parade), while Sandycombe and Lichfield Roads will revert to full operation. Thus High Park Road becomes one-way at its western end.
From 15/2 for 4 weeks, the remaining work on pavements, street furniture and planters will be completed but this will not involve road closures.
The road will be resurfaced over 3 nights during March with full nighttime road closures and anti-skid surfacing being applied during May.
The new Sandycombe/High Park/Lichfield Roads junction layout can be viewed here.