The sixth bridge across the River Thames at Walton on Thames is open. The first cars crossed the new bridge at 5:47am on Monday 22 July after eighteen months of construction works.
Work continues to complete the remaining parts of this project although the vast majority of these are located away from the main A244 which will result in minimal or no impact to road users. There will be occasions where there will be a need to install traffic management on the main A244 Walton Bridge Road to undertake certain elements of the work and details will be provided on this webpage and displayed on signs on site up to a week in advance.
The following future works will require road closures, although only provisional dates are available at present:
Walton Lane (Walton)
Road tables are to be installed throughout the Cowey Sale from the junction of the A244 Walton Bridge Road to approximately 50m south of the southern end of the Cowey Sale car park. To facilitate the construction of these tables it will be necessary to close this road for a period during February/March 2014 although the exact dates and times are still to be finalised.
Walton Lane (Shepperton)
A road table is to be installed between the new roundabout at the junction with the A244 Walton Bridge Road and the access road to Thames Meadow. To facilitate the construction of this table it will be necessary to close this road for a day during February/March 2014 although the exact date and times are still to be finalised.
Signs warning of any intended road closures will be displayed on site two weeks in advance. A fully signed diversion route will be provided to avoid the closure but you are advised to allow more time for your journey when any road closures are in place. All works and proposed closures are subject to change due to operational and weather conditions and the information provided will be updated to reflect any changes.
With the completion of the demolition of the two old bridges and the removal of all of the structural piles from the River Thames, for the first time since before 1750 this section of the river is now completely unobstructed for river users and has opened up new views of the river.
A community meeting is held at The Playhouse, Bridge Street, Walton-on-Thames giving the opportunity to find out more about the new Walton Bridge. The next meeting will take place next year in late March or early April. The exact date for the next meeting will be confirmed in due course. A display of the scheme will be open to view from 6.30 pm. This will be followed at 7pm by a presentation on the works achieved so far and those planned until the completion of the project. There will then be an opportunity to ask questions and to talk with the project team.
The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in the construction of the new Walton Bridge, and will provide an opportunity to raise any questions that you have with the project team from both Surrey County Council and Costain.
Information from the previous meeting that took place on 25 September 2013 is attached through the Community Meeting link below.
We have a webcam working on site, which has a live view of the works. The first link works for flash enabled computers:
The main activities that will be taking place over the coming three months are:
We have details and drawings regarding the project on the links below.
If you have any questions please contact the Walton Bridge Project team at: firstname.lastname@example.org