Construction updates

Here you'll find the latest updates on the work taking place in and around Leyton Town Centre. If you have a question on the work please email us.

December 2018 update: Linear Park 

Phase 1 has finished and the footway has been opened up to the zebra crossing.

The bus stop within phase 1 has been opened however due to some paving works, the footpath in the park will remain closed and will be open by the week beginning .

Phase 2 starts with the closure of the footway from the zebra to the traffic signal and the bus stop opposite 270 Grove Green Road. The remaining park will be closed and will remain closed until end of January.

Pedestrians are diverted  to cross at the traffic light and could use the zebra crossing to re-join the linear park side footway.

In the new year further updates will be provided in regarding phase 2.

November 2018 update: Linear Park 

In early July 2018 we wrote to residents and businesses in the vicinity of Linear Park north of the A12 providing an update on the scheme proposals. The letter included information on a planned drop-in event where residents could come and view the latest plans and discuss the scheme with Officers. The drop-in event took place on Thursday 19 July between 16:00 and 19:00 and around 30 people from the local area attended.

The final scheme

Feedback from the local community at the drop in event was valuable in helping us finalise the proposals we have been developing since the original consultation. We now intend to carry out the following works:

Construction

Overall we expect the project to take 16-18 weeks to complete. Works ware planned to start on Monday 15th October and will be complete by February 2019, subject to weather. We will be constructing the scheme in three phases to try and minimise disruption and ensure the works are carried out as safely as possible. The three phases are set out below along with further detailed information on the works taking place in phase 1 from Monday 15th October including the temporary arrangements required to deliver this phase.  When the works in phase 1 are nearing completion we will write to residents again providing more detailed information on the next stage of work. If we have to change our works sequence or method we will write to residents to let them know

Phase 1: 15th October 2018. Duration 6 – 8 weeks

The Phase 1 works will involve removing the park fencing and raised brick planters, constructing the new two-way cycle track and adjacent footway and installing the new bus stop layout (opposite No 270 Grove Green Road).

During phase 1 the footway and cycle track on the park side and the park itself will be closed from 309 Grove Green Road to the junction with Central Avenue. Pedestrians will be directed to the nearby zebra crossings either side of the footway closure so that they can safely use the footway on the opposite side. The bus stop opposite No. 270 Grove Green Road will be closed during this phase and a temporary bus stop will be located approximately outside No. 317 G

rove Green Road. In order to provide the temporary bus stop, the advisory cycle lane will be suspended and temporarily removed.

Phase 2 will involve construction and completion of the footway and cycle track.

Phase 3 will involve the upgrades of the zebra crossings and raised junctions.Making Places Running alongside this proposed scheme in Linear Park will be the Making Places project for Grove Green ward. The Making Places scheme, which launched in June 2017, will deliver arts and culture projects across the borough. Local residents nominated Linear Park as the site in Grove Green ward that they wanted to see transformed.  The proposal for the park is for new planting, with lines of lavender reflecting the history of the site and the houses that used to exist there.  As part of the project, we are looking to support local residents in being involved in its future.

On Saturday 3rd November at 11am - 1pm we are holding a Lavender morning. Come and join Lucy, Carole and Roland for lavender tea, to discuss being involved in the development of your local park and taking part in planting activities, at our gazebo near Cathall Road bridge.

Further information about the Making Places programme can be found at www.makingplaces.co.uk

 

November 2018 update: Francis Rd

Following the completion of construction along Francis Road in March this year. In September local businesses and residents came together to select and complete the planting along the road.

Two men planting shurbs in a flower bed

Volunteers planting in Francis Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated on 14.11.17 - Planting season

As part of the Leyton Town Centre area improvements, we have been investing in new public spaces and improving how the area looks, with plants and greenery, to encourage more people to spend their time in the area. With the planting season now upon us, we have begun planting new trees and shrubs in the area.

The residents of Richmond Road/Elm Road have done a fantastic job planting the raised beds at the new pocket park.  Thanks to all involved!

Lots has been going on at the Richmond Road/Grove Green Road modal filter.  Coinciding with the opening of the Heathcote & Star pub, Cllr Clyde Loakes helped to plant 5 new trees in the space, including a Magnolia (picture below).  A cycle docking point for our new Urbo cycle share scheme has also been introduced, and a new bike hangar has also been installed on Pretoria Road.

We’ve also been working at Langthorne Road, planting 13 new trees including several varieties of apple.  We will be coming back to plant this area in the new year, and ask anyone interested in being involved to get in touch.

Updated on 13.11.17 - Francis Road area traffic changes

If you have traveled along Francis Road recently, you may have noticed the public realm improvement works taking place. The works are on schedule and the footway and forecourt paving work is nearly complete. We are currently planting trees and installing street furniture outside the shops. We will soon be able to remove some of the construction barriers outside the shops, and really open up the space for people to enjoy.

We recently sent an update letter to residents and businesses with details of the upcoming temporary and permanent traffic changes.  These changes include:

Temporary Francis Road junction closures

  • Closure of Francis Road junction with Claude Road, and Francis Road junction with Albert Road from Monday 20 November for three days.
  • Residential access on Claude and Albert Roads will be maintained via Morley, Norlington and Newport Roads.
  • Francis Road shops between Claude Road and Albert Road will be accessible via Murchison Road during the closure.

Introduction of permanent one-ways and parking changes

  • Following the above temporary road junction closures, the one-ways on Claude, Murchison and Albert Roads will be introduced. Claude Road and Albert Road will become northbound, and Murchison Road will become southbound.
  • Advanced warning signs will be displayed in the area to alert road users of the changed traffic conditions. A short ‘grace period’ will be given to motorists time to adjust to the changed traffic conditions, before formal enforcement notices are issued for infringing any restrictions.
  • The new arrangement of short stay loading and parking will be introduced from 10am on 23 November, as per the final scheme design.

Temporary Francis Road closure 

  • Francis Road will be closed at the southern side of the junction with Claude Road, and at the northern side of the junction with Albert Road from Thursday 23 November for two weeks.
  • Access for residents on Claude Road and Albert Road will be available from Francis Road during this time.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and cyclists will need to dismount and detour the works via the footway. We appreciate your patience while we complete the work.

The recent update letter is available here, and the above changes are mapped here.

Updated on 20.10.17 - Francis Road public realm improvements

Works are continuing on Francis Road to pave the footway and forecourts outside the shops. Pedestrian access and access to the shops will continue to be maintained.

Updated on 23.08.17 - Francis Road public realm improvements

Over the past week, forecourt paving works on the western side of Francis Road between Albert and Murchison Road have progressed.  Over the next few weeks,  paving works on the footway will continue. Pedestrian access will be maintained, and please look out for pedestrian diversion signs during this time.

Updated on 17.08.17 - Francis Road public realm improvements

Works are progressing on Francis Road, and footway paving works around the Albert & Francis have recently been completed. The tree pit will look a little bare until the planting season later in the year.

 

 

 

 

Updated on 18.07.17 - Francis Road

Over the past week, we have installed new kerbing on Francis Road at the junctions with Claude Road and Albert Road. Over the next two weeks, we will be laying high quality footway paving in these areas. Pedestrian access has been maintained throughout the area - please follow the on-street pedestrian signage.

 

 

 

Updated on 01.07.17 - Francis Road

Works will soon start on Francis Road between Claude Road and Albert Road to improve the streetscape and public realm. From 10 July, work to realign the existing kerb line will occur at the junction of Claude/Francis Road and Albert/Francis Road. Pedestrian access will be retained throughout construction, and pedestrian diversions may be in place at various stages of construction - please look out for on-street signage. For further details, please see the Francis Road works notification letter - July 2017, recently sent to residents and businesses in the area.

The Francis Road works form part of the Leyton Town Centre area improvements, including the timed road closure between 10am and 8pm, Monday to Sunday. For further details on these works and changes to the surrounding streets, please see the update letter sent to residents and businesses in the Leyton area in June 2017 - Leyton Town Centre update letter 003.

Updated on 15.05.17

Completed works:

Vicarage Rd – Road resurfaced to form a raised table between Park Rd & Byron Rd

Construction forecast for next two weeks commencing 15 May  2017

Langthorne Road / Grove Green Road –. Work will continue to form planters in Langthorne Rd and laying of block paving.

Vicarage Road - Speed humps being converted from speed cushions to more cycle friendly sinusoidal humps in Vicarage Rd between Capworth St & Byron Rd.

Manor Road and Capworth St - Resurfacing to raised table at the junction of Manor Rd & Capworth St

Minor parking restrictions on on street bays at all locations.

Updated on 10.05.2017

Construction is complete on a new zebra crossing outside Riverley Primary School (Park Road), a narrowed crossing point outside Newport School (Twickenham Road), a Pocket Park on Richmond Road/Elm Road and various other public realm improvements.

Construction is being finalised on Vicarage Road, where we are improving the general streetscape, removing the mini-roundabout (at the Park Road junction) and installing a new blended “Copenhagen” crossing.

We will also be replacing the speed cushions with new Sinusoidal Speed Humps (smoother, cycle friendly speed humps). And we are going to make Vicarage Road cycle-contraflow (northbound) - to make this possible, we will be improving the waiting and loading restrictions and also making the footways wider outside the schools where possible.

Construction is being finalised on the Langthorne Road and Richmond Road Modal Filters, or roads only accessible to cyclists and pedestrians. We will also improve the public realm in these areas with new landscaped areas and trees – we are currently facilitating agreements for these to be maintained by local resident groups.

We are currently finalising the details of the rest of the scheme, and will update you when we can.

Updated on 18.04.2017

Works are starting soon at the following locations:

Vicarage Road

Work is still continuing on the new Blended 'Copenhagen' crossing on Vicarage Road. We will be also building a raised table at this location. This involves raising the road to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching the junction. To allow the works to take place quickly and safely, we will be closing one lane to allow cars to pass and room for works to take place. Once complete, they will start on the other half of the road to maintain resident access. We expect works to take two to three weeks to complete.

Langthorne Road junction with Grove Green Road

The new planters and block paving at this location are still being installed. This should be completed in the next 2 to 3 weeks. This is to make the area greener and a more pleasant environment for residents.

Updated on 10.04.2017

Recently a letter has been sent out to local residents and businesses advising of resurfacing works taking place on Vicarage Road E10 between Byron Road and Park Road. Works are expected to start 24 April. To view a copy of the letter, please click here . To view a map of the planned works, click here.

Updated on 27.03.2017

Work is still continuing on the following roads:

Park Road Outside Riverley School 

The new Zebra crossing outside Riverley School has nearly been completed except for the Belisha beacons. This has been built to help all pedestrians cross safely at this point on the road. The Zebra crossing will be raised to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching the crossing.

Park Road junction with Manor Road

Building works to construct the new modal filter are nearly finished, except for the new signs and lighting. This is a road closure that discourages non local traffic from ‘cutting through’ residential streets whilst allowing people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily. Access for other vehicles such as emergency services, deliveries and bin collections will be maintained and residents will still have access to their road.

Vicarage Road

Work is still continuing on the new Blended 'Copenhagen' crossing on Vicarage Road. Access for drivers will be maintained during this time as contractors will only work on one half of the road. Once complete, they will start on the other half of the road to maintain resident access. We expect works to take two to three weeks to complete.

Capworth Street and Manor Road junction 

Work is still continuing on widening the pavement at this location.  One completed this will allow people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily. We expect this to be finished by early April.

Langthorne Road junction with Grove Green Road

Work has nearly finished on the new blended 'Copenhagen' crossing on the west side of Langthorne Road junction. Work has started on building the new raised table on Grove Green Road where it crosses Langthorne Road. This involves raising the road to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching the junction. To allow the works to take place quickly and safely, we will be closing one lane to allow cars to pass and room for works to take place.

We have also started building the planters and laying block paving in this location. This is to make the area greener, more pleasant environment for residents.

Richmond Road

Building of a new modal filter (road closure) has started at this location and will mean motorists can no longer drive through this junction. However access to all properties is still maintained for motorists, residents, emergency services and refuse vehicles through alternative roads. The model filter once finished, will mean cyclists and pedestrians can travel through a new green space which provides a new cycle track, improved pedestrian pavements, cycle stands, seating and trees.

Richmond Road Pocket Park

We have nearly finished all works on the new pocket park at this location except for the tree planters, which will be planted very soon by our contractors. Pocket parks are small, but designed areas that include seating, planters, trees and flowers. They create a pleasant and welcoming environment for residents and visitors.

The following works have now been completed at the following locations:

Capworth Street and Manor Road junction 

Work has now finished on widening the pavement at this location.  Once completed this will allow people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily.

Langthorne Road junc

Updated on 13.03.2017

Work is still continuing on the following roads:

Park Road Outside Riverley School 

The new Zebra crossing outside Riverley School has nearly been completed except for the Belisha beacons. This has been built to help all pedestrians cross safely at this point on the road. The Zebra crossing will be raised to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching the crossing.

Park Road junction with Manor Road

Building works to construct the new modal filter are nearly finished, except for the new signs and lighting. This is a road closure that discourages non local traffic from ‘cutting through’ residential streets whilst allowing people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily. Access for other vehicles such as emergency services, deliveries and bin collections will be maintained and residents will still have access to their road.

Vicarage Road

Work is still continuing on the new Blended 'Copenhagen' crossing on Vicarage Road. Access for drivers will be maintained during this time as contractors will only work on one half of the road. Once complete, they will start on the other half of the road to maintain resident access. We expect works to take two to three weeks to complete.

Capworth Street and Manor Road junction 

Work is still continuing on widening the pavement at this location.  One completed this will allow people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily. We expect this to be finished by early April.

Langthorne Road junction with Grove Green Road

Work has nearly finished on the new blended 'Copenhagen' crossing on the west side of Langthorne Road junction. Work has started on building the new raised table on Grove Green Road where it crosses Langthorne Road. This involves raising the road to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching the junction. To allow the works to take place quickly and safely, we will be closing one lane to allow cars to pass and room for works to take place.

We have also started building the planters and laying block paving in this location. This is to make the area greener, more pleasant environment for residents.

Richmond Road

Building of a new modal filter (road closure) has started at this location and will mean motorists can no longer drive through this junction. However access to all properties is still maintained for motorists, residents, emergency services and refuse vehicles through alternative roads. The model filter once finished, will mean cyclists and pedestrians can travel through a new green space which provides a new cycle track, improved pedestrian pavements, cycle stands, seating and trees.

Richmond Road Pocket Park

We have nearly finished all works on the new pocket park at this location except for the tree planters, which will be planted very soon by our contractors. Pocket parks are small, but designed areas that include seating, planters, trees and flowers. They create a pleasant and welcoming environment for residents and visitors.

Updated on 27.02.2017

Work is still continuing on the following roads:

Vicarage Road

Improvement works to the shopping area and junction with Park Road and Farmer Road are nearly finished except for signage and new lighting. We are improving the look of Vicarage Road outside the local shops with a new pavement surface, more trees, plants, and seating to create a more pleasant environment for residents and visitors.

Work has begun on building the new Blended 'Copenhagen' crossing on Vicarage Road. Access for drivers will be maintained during this time as contractors will only work on one half of the road. Once complete, they will start on the other half of the road to maintain resident access. We expect works to take two to three weeks to complete.

Langthorne Road between Warren Road and Grove Green Road

Work is still continuing on building the new modal filter and will be completed in the next few weeks. This is a road closure that discourages non local traffic from ‘cutting through’ residential streets whilst allowing people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily. Access for other vehicles such as emergency services, deliveries and bin collections will be maintained and residents will still have access to their road.

Langthorne Road junction with Grove Green Road

Work has started and nearly finished on the Blended 'Copenhagen' crossing on the west side of Langthorne Road junction. We will soon be building a new raised table on Grove Green Road where it crosses Langthorne Road. This involves raising the road to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching the junction. To allow the works to take place quickly and safely, we will be closing one lane to allow cars to pass and room for works to take place.

Whilst works are taking place, some temporary parking restriction may be imposed. Please look out for signs and diversions advising of works and restrictions. We are requesting car drivers to park in neighbouring roads while we finish these works.

Hampton Road junction with Rhodesia Road

We have nearly finished all the building works related to building of the new raised table at this junction. This involves raising the road to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching the junction.

On Tuesday the 28 February, we will be making a number of changes to the following roads:

  • Hampton Road and Rhodesia Road will become one-way
  • Hampton Road junction with Grove Green Road will be closed with a modal filter
  • Hampton Road will be one-way eastbound only between Norlington Road and Grove Green Road
  • Rhodesia Road will be one-way westbound only between Grove Green Road and Norlington Road.

We are implementing the above changes to reduce the impact traffic has on residents and to make the environment a more pleasant place for them to live and spend time.

Park Road junction with Manor Road

Building works to construct the new modal filter has nearly finished except for the new signs and lighting. This is a road closure that discourages non local traffic from ‘cutting through’ residential streets whilst allowing people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily. Access for other vehicles such as emergency services, deliveries and bin collections will be maintained and residents will still have access to their road.

Park Road Outside Riverley School 

The new Zebra crossing outside Riverley School has nearly been completed except for the Belisha beacons. This has been built to help all pedestrians cross safely at this point on the road. The Zebra crossing will be raised to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching the crossing. Please see the photograph on the right.

Capworth Street and Manor Road junction 

Work is still continuing on widening the pavement at this location.  One completed this will allow people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily. Changes will be made to the cycle contraflow to improve road safety for all road users. A cycle contraflow allows cyclists to travel in the opposite direction to the traffic on a one way street. Work should take several weeks to complete.

Richmond Road Pocket Park

We have nearly finished all works on the new pocket park at this location except for the tree planters, which will be planted very soon by our contractors. Pocket parks are small, but designed areas that include seating, planters, trees and flowers. They create a pleasant and welcoming environment for residents and visitors.

The following works have been completed:

Twickenham Road outside Newport School 

We have finished widening the pavement at this location. This will allow people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily. The raised crossing outside the school has also been completed. This involves raising the road to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching the crossing to help improve pedestrian safety when crossing. Please see the photograph on the right.

Updated on 10.02.2017

Work is still continuing on the following roads:

Vicarage Road

Improvement works to the shopping area and junction with Park Road and Farmer Road are still continuing.  We are improving the look of Vicarage Road outside the local shops with new pavement surfacing, more trees, plants, and seating to create a more pleasant environment for residents and visitors.

Langthorne Road

Work is still continuing to build the modal filter and will be completed in the next few weeks. This is a road closure that discourages non local traffic from ‘cutting through’ residential streets whilst allowing people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily. Access for other vehicles such as emergency services, deliveries and bin collections will be maintained and residents will still have access to their road. Langthorne Road between Warren Road and Grove Green Road, the one way restriction has been lifted to allow access.

Hampton Road junction with Rhodesia Road

The raised table at this junction is still being built and should be completed in the next two to three weeks. This involves raising the road to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching the junction. Once this has been completed we will be making the road one way to reduce the impact traffic has on residents and make the environment a more pleasant place. To allow the works to take place quickly and safely, we will be closing one lane on the junction to allow cars to pass but room for works to take place. Pedestrians will still have access to the pavement.

The following works are starting soon:

Park Road Outside Riverley School

A new Zebra crossing will be built outside Riverley School to help all pedestrians cross safely. The crossing will be placed on a raised table. This is raising the road to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching the crossing.

  • Park Road Special Notice:
    Works will be taking place on Sunday the 12 February between the hours of 8am to 5pm. The contractor will be ensuring any noise and disruption will be kept to a minimum.
  • This road will also be closed on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 February to allow works to take place. Drivers and pedestrians please follows signs and diversion that will be in place.

To keep the works on track so we finish them as quickly as possible, we are asking local residents and businesses to avoid parking in the area until the work has finished. No parking signs and cones will be placed in the area and if necessary, penalty notices will be issued and as a last resort vehicles will be removed and impounded if they are parked in a space that obstructs works.

Works should be completed in the next two to three weeks. Lane closures and any diversions will kept to the above times and dates. Please look out for signs and use alternative routes where possible.

Capworth Street and Manor Road

Work will start soon on widening the pavement allowing people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily. Changes will be made to the cycle contraflow to improve road safety for all road users. A cycle contraflow allows cyclists to travel in the opposite direction to the traffic on a one way street. Work should take several weeks to complete.

 Twickenham Road outside Newport School

Work will start soon on widening the pavement allowing people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily. To help local residents and children cross safely we will be construction a raised crossing. This involves raising the road to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching the crossing.

Work starting week commencing the 20.02.17

Richmond Road

Work will start soon on building the modal filter on this road. This is a road closure that discourages non local traffic from ‘cutting through’ residential streets whilst allowing people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily. Access for other vehicles such as emergency services, deliveries and bin collections will be maintained and residents will still have access to their road via an alternative road.

 

Updated on 06.02.2017

Richmond Road, between Pretoria Road and Grove Green Road

A construction letter has been sent out to local residents and businesses advising of works starting soon on the Modal filter on Richmond Road, between Pretoria Road and Grove Green Road. To view a copy of this letter, please click here.

Updated on 03.02.2017

We have sent out a number of letters to local residents in the last week or so updating them of works taking place. If you would like to read a copy, see below:

 

Please click here to view a map of the Park Road closure and diversions map.

 

Updated 30.01.2017

Work has started on the following roads:

Vicarage Road

Improvement works to the shopping area and junction with Park Road and Farmer Road has started on the 26 January.  We are improving the look of Vicarage Road outside the local shops with new pavement surfacing, more trees, plants, and seating to create a more pleasant environment for residents and visitors.

Langthorne Road

Work has just started on building a modal filter. This is a road closure that discourages non local traffic from ‘cutting through’ residential streets whilst allowing people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily. Access for other vehicles such as emergency services, deliveries and bin collections will be maintained and residents will still have access to their road. Langthorne Road between Warren Road and Grove Green Road, the one way restriction has been lifted to allow access. Construction will take several weeks to complete.

Hampton Road junction with Rhodesia Road

Work has begun building the raised table at this junction. This involves raising the road to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching the junction. Once this has been completed we will be making the road one way to reduce the impact traffic has on residents and make the environment a more pleasant place. To allow the works to take place quickly and safely, we will be closing one lane on the junction to allow cars to pass but room for works to take place. Pedestrians will still have access to the pavement. We expect this to be completed by 13 February.

Works have been completed in the last two weeks on the following roads:

Park Road junction with Manor Road

All changes and improvement to the existing modal filter has now finished. Improvements will include new trees, plants and street furniture to make the area a more pleasant environment. We are waiting on the contractor to plant the remaining trees, erect signage and complete the road markings.

Francis Road junction with Twickenham Road

The new combined crossing that helps cyclists and pedestrians cross the road safely is nearly finished. As part of these works will be installing new Belisha beacons, new road markings and laying a new anti-skid road surface on and near the crossing to help prevent drivers from skidding in an emergency.

Richmond Road and Elm Road Pocket Park

We have nearly finished all works on the new Pocket Park, the contractor is planting the final few trees. Pocket parks are small, but designed areas that include seating, planters, trees and flowers. They create a pleasant and welcoming environment for residents and visitors.

 

 

Updated on 16.01.17 

The following works are taking place on:

Park Road junction with Manor Road

  • The final touches are being made to the existing modal filter improvements. This is a road closure that discourages non local traffic from ‘cutting through’ residential streets whilst allowing people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily. Access for other vehicles such as emergency services, deliveries and bin collections will be maintained and residents will still have access to their street.  We will be upgrading the trees, plants, street furniture and general environment to make it a more pleasant environment for all residents.
  • Works on Park Road junction with Manor Road are almost complete. The remaining work will be completed in the next two weeks and includes signage, tree planting and new road markings.

 

Francis Road junction with Twickenham Road

  • Works are well underway on the new combined zebra crossing to help cyclists and pedestrians cross safely. All works have nearly been completed and should be finished within the next week.
  •  An anti-skid tarmac road surface is being applied to the crossing. This is designed to increase the grip and prevent a car from skidding in an emergency increasing the safety and reducing the potential for accidents around the new crossing.
  • Works should take two to three weeks to complete.

 

Richmond Road junction with Elm Road Pocket Park

Construction of the new pocket park is almost complete and we have now started to install the plants and trees to help make the area a pleasant and enjoyable space.

 

The following works are starting soon:

Langthorne Road

Construction of a modal filter (road closure) on Langthorne Road, between Trelawn Street and Grove Green Road as well as a raised table and zebra crossing will start on 30 January and take approximately six weeks to complete.

The modal filter will only allow cycles and pedestrian to travel through this area, provide new pedestrian pavement, a cycle track, soft landscaping, informal street furniture, and new bike stands. Access to properties for residents and emergency services will continue to be available via Trelawn Street and other nearby streets.

The raised table involves raising the road to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down and improve pedestrian access to the local area.

Construction will largely be carried out between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday and will take approximately six weeks to complete, weather permitting. Our contractors will ensure any disruption will be kept to a minimum.


Richmond and Grove Green Road junction

Construction of a new modal filter and pocket park will start in mid-February and will take approximately six weeks to complete. The works planned will mean motorists can no longer drive through this junction, however these roads and all properties can still be accessed by motorists, emergency services and refuse vehicle through alternative routes. The model filter and pocket park will mean cyclists and pedestrians will travel through a new green space which provides a new cycle track, improved pedestrian pavements, cycle stands, seating and trees.

Residents and businesses will receive further works notification letters in advance of work starting, explaining any temporary parking and traffic management arrangements, and a contact for construction queries.

 

 


Vicarage Road

Work to improve lighting and signage, removing the roundabout and replacing the junction with a raised table and blended ‘Copenhagen’ crossing, resurface the pavements and plant additional trees between Byron Road and Park Road will begin on Thursday 26 January 2017.

Work will largely be carried out between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday. The works are scheduled to be completed over 10 weeks, weather permitting.

To keep the works on track so we finish them as quickly as possible, we are asking local residents and businesses to avoid parking in the area until the work has finished. No parking signs and cones will be placed in the area and if necessary, penalty notices will be issued and as a last resort vehicles will be removed and impounded if they are parked in a space that obstructs works.

 

Hampton Road and Rhodesia Road junction

Work to install the proposed one ways in Hampton Road and Rhodesia Road will start on Monday 30 January and should take two weeks to complete. This work aims to improve access for cycling and walking, improve road safety, reduce traffic volumes and generally improve the look and feel of the area.

A new raised table will also be constructed at the junction on Hampton Road and Grove Green Road and in, Grove Green Road. On completion of this work Hampton Road will be made one way eastbound and Rhodesia Road will be one way westbound. We will write again nearer the time letting you know when the roads will be made one way.

 

Updated on 20.01.16

As part of our plans for Leyton Town centre and surrounding areas, we have sent out a number of letters to residents advising of works in and around the roads below. Explaining what works are taking place, as we are trying to improve road safety, the appearance of the area, and make it easier and safer to walk and cycle, please click below:

 

Updated on 03.01.16

A letter was sent to all residents week commencing 26.12.16 updating them of the plans we will now be progressing with to improve road safety, the appearance of the area, and make Leyton Town centre, easier and safer to walk and cycle. To view the letter click here.

 

Updated on 23.12.16

The following works are still continuing on the following roads and should be finished early 2017 :

  • Park Road junction with Manor Road (see last update for description of works)
  • Francis Road junction with Twickenham Road
  • Richmond Road junction with Elm Road - Pocket Park.

 

Updated on 08.12.16

The following works have started and are taking place on the following roads:

Park Road junction with Manor Road:

  • Improvements to the existing modal filter (road closures that discourage non local traffic from ‘cutting through’ residential streets whilst allowing people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily. Access for other vehicles such as emergency services, deliveries and bin collections will be maintained and residents will still have access to their street) are being carried out.  We will be upgrading the trees, plants, street furniture and improving access for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Changes and improvements are being made to improve the lighting and signage
  • The pavement is being resurfaced, whilst works are on-going, we are asking all pedestrians to take care, and follow any signs advising of any restrictions. Where appropriate please use the other pavement
  • The existing cycle track is being upgraded to improve safety for all cyclists and to encourage those who want to cycle but do not currently.

Francis Road junction with Twickenham Road:

  • Installation of a new combined crossing – this is a zebra crossing for pedestrians and cyclists, providing a safe crossing point for people who walk and cycle at this location.

Richmond Road junction with Elm Road - Pocket Park:

  • Additional trees, shrubs and perches are being installed. This will take approximately two weeks to complete
  • Planting will follow to soften and enhance the environment once all construction has been completed.


The following roads will see works starting in the next month:

Vicarage Road junction with Park Road and Farmer Road:

  • The shopping area will see improvements such as, removal of the mini roundabout, the introduction of a Copenhagen crossing – (these are designed to slow down vehicles when entering or exiting side roads and encourage vehicles to give way to pedestrians crossing the road), new paving is to be laid outside the shops, more trees planted and the lighting layout will be upgraded with new lamp columns.

Capworth Street junction with Manor Road:

  • Changes will be made to the junction to ensure the cycle contraflow (cycling in the opposite direction to the traffic on a one way street) is improved to improve road safety for all road users.

 

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