Wellington St: Traffic Management Changes

Public Realm  

September 2, 2016

Comments required by 23rd September.

Westminster City Council, in partnership with Transport for London and other local authorities, is supporting the delivery of a proposed Central London Cycle Grid.  This Cycle Grid is being funded under the Mayor of London’s Vision for Cycling, a 10-year plan delivering cycling improvements across London.  This project will benefit all people who want to cycle, particularly those wishing to avoid some of the busier, highly trafficked main roads.

 

To facilitate the introduction of the South Bank to Bloomsbury Quietway, there are some changes to parking and waiting and loading restrictions in Wellington Street and at its junctions with Exeter Street, Strand and Tavistock Street.

 

Work on the first section of the walking and cycling scheme running from Bloomsbury to South Bank is well underway.

Embarking on a major construction project whilst maintaining pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle access, has been and will be challenging.

 Construction so far

Work on the junction of Wellington Street with The Strand, commenced on 10th October. The new Kerb line and Footpath outside The Wellington Public House has now been completed which took approximately 11 days. During this phase a safe route was maintained for pedestrians to allow works to be carried out safely whilst managing high pedestrian traffic. This was made possible by a lane closure on The Strand.

 

Work is now continuing on the opposite corner of Wellington Street. The kerb line has been completed with ducting put in place for future traffic signals. It is anticipated this section should be completed by Monday 31st October. Presently cycle access has been maintained through the centre of the street.

The Next Phase of Construction

From Tuesday 1st November construction will switch to thecentre section of the junction with The Strand, to construct the new cycle lane. It is anticipated that this phase will take 7-10 days. Work will include excavation and ducting work for new traffic signals. Finally finishing with asphalt dressing and the relocation and commissioning of the new traffic signals. To improve pedestrian flow outside the Lyceum Theatre and alleviate congestion at the junction with Exeter Street, the two work compounds will be amalgamated and relocated to the suspended parking bays past Exeter Street.

Should you have any queries regarding this project then please contact Helen McConnell Public/Business Liaison Officer working for and on behalf of FM Conway Mobile 07917 518 529 or email helen.mcconnell@fmconway.co.uk

Find out more here: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/quietway-route-bloomsbury-south-bank