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 in advance.
10 March to 14 March – Walton Lane (Walton)
Two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place in Walton Lane opposite the entrance to Walton Marina each day between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm to allow the final section of footway and kerbing to be installed.
17 March - A244 Walton Bridge Road
Two-way temporary traffic control measures will be in place between the hours of 8:00pm and 11:00pm along the A244 Walton Bridge Road at the junction with Walton Lane (Walton) due to drainage investigation works.
17 March to 21 March - Walton Lane (Walton)
To lay the final road surface in Walton Lane from the junction of the A244 through to the northern entrance into the Cowey Sale car park, and the construction of the road tables that are to be installed throughout the Cowey Sale from the junction of the A244 Walton Bridge Road to approximately 50m south of the Cowey Sale car park the road will be closed between 17 and 21 March. The road will only be closed between the hours of 8:00pm and 6:00am each night. Access for residents living in Walton Lane and all side roads off of this road will be from the Monument Hill end of Walton Lane. Access to the Cowey Sale car park will be very restricted during this time due to the type of construction works being undertaken.
18 March to 21 March - A244 Walton Bridge Road
To lay the final road surface along the A244 at the junction with Walton Lane (Walton), complete the final surface on the traffic islands and to install the new traffic signal loops on the eastbound approach to the junction at New Zealand Avenue/Oatlands Drive it will be necessary to close the A244 overnight. These works will take place between Tuesday 18 and Friday 21 March between the hours of 8:00pm and 6:00am. A fully signed diversion route via Hampton Court Bridge will be provided to avoid the closure but you are advised to allow more time for your journey during these periods. Pedestrian access across the bridge will be provided at all times.
20 March to 21 March - 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 between the new roundabout and the junction with Thames Meadow on the nights of Thursday 20 and Friday 21 March between the hours of 8:00pm and 6:00am. During these two nights access to Walton Lane and Thames Meadow will be via Russell Road. The one-way section of Walton Lane will be suspended for these two periods and temporary two-way traffic lights will control the narrowed section of the road. Outside of these hours Walton Lane will be open as normal with one-way operation between Thames Meadow and Dunally Park and two-way after that through to Russell Road..
Signs warning of any intended road closures will be displayed on site one week 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 on Wednesday 16 April 2014. 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: email@example.com