Hampton Court Bridge, East Molesey – Improvement works

What are we doing?

We are installing raised kerbs and new bollards across the length of the bridge to separate pedestrian and vehicle traffic and protect the historic bridge.

Work details

  • Start date: 24 January 2022
  • Duration: Three months
  • Working hours: 7.30am to 4.30pm weekdays; 8am to 4pm on Saturdays
  • Traffic management: Lane closures – 24 hours a day/seven days a week

Frequently asked questions

Why are you doing this?

Works are required to prevent issues caused if an errant vehicle mounted the pavement. The measures will protect the bridge from potential structural damage and offers protection to the public in the event of vehicle attack by terrorists.

Is this likely to cause traffic disruption?

The lane closures required to provide a safe working area for the workforce, materials and equipment means that there will be some disruption.

How will you manage this disruption?

Appropriate traffic management will be in place to ensure that road users can safely travel past the works area. Advance warning signs and variable message boards will be used to inform members of the public of potential delays at locations where alternative routes may be used. We will also work with our contractor to minimise disruption wherever safe and practicable to do so.

Can pedestrians still use the bridge during the works?

Pedestrians will still be able to use the bridge, however they may be directed to use only one of the pavements whilst we work on the other side.

Why will it take three months?

With the bridge required to stay open to pedestrians and cyclists, we are limited to working on one pavement at a time. This has had the effect of increasing the amount of time required to complete the works.