Work is underway to upgrade the traffic lights at the junction with Rickmansworth Road, which is being widened to allow a left turning lane into Ducks Hill Road. The central traffic islands are being relocated to accommodate the new lane layout, and the traffic signals themselves are being upgraded. The scheme is being funded by Transport for London, and it is hoped that it will improve traffic flows, particularly during peak times.
In order to minimise disruption, work will be undertaken in several separate stages.
London Borough of Hillingdon expects that most of it will not cause too many problems as existing traffic signals will manage the site. All work will be conducted in off-peak times to minimise disruption, and it is hoped the worst of it will be completed before the schools go back in September. The carriageway widening stage is almost finished, and the relocation of the traffic islands will be commenced next week. A lot of the work after that will take place on the footway.
If progress is good, it is hoped that the scheme may be finished by the beginning of October, as long as there are no unforeseen problems.