Due to a leaking gas main on Petersham Road outside Richmond Park, the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has no option but to close the road whilst National Grid carry out essential repair works from 1 August to 4 September 2016.
As a result, traffic (with the exception of trade vehicles) will be diverted through Richmond Park during opening hours. Check the Royal Parks website and park gates for the latest opening times. During the works, The Royal Parks will alter the sequence in which park gates are opened and closed to enable cars to access Ham Gate and Richmond Gate an hour earlier than the advertised opening time of Richmond Park and a half hour later than the advertised closing time.*
For more information about the repairs and diversions visit the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames website.
*The opening and closing times featured on the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames page only refer to Ham Gate and Richmond Gate, and are a result of us changing the order in which we open and close the park gates.