Construction updates

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

Updated 15.05.17

Works substantially/completed in past 2 wks

Drayton Rd –blended crossing installation completed

 

Construction works – occurring over next 2 wks - commencing 15 May 2017

Grove Green Road - Work is beginning on Eastbound segregated track between Fairlop Rd and Dyers Hall Rd

Southwest Rd - traffic to be diverted via Scarborough Rd, Cavendish Drive and Avebury Rd

Upcoming - Work on the Southwest Rd blended crossing.

 

Updated on 03.05.2017

Southwest Road 

A letter has been sent out to local residents and businesses advising of a temporary road closure at this location, starting Monday 08 May. This is to allow a new blended 'Copenhagen' crossings to be built. To view a copy of the letter, please click here.

Updated on 18.04.2017

The following works are still being built:

Grove Green Road between Drayton Road & Fairlop Road 

Works are still continuing to build the new planned segregated cycle track on this road. This should be completed in the next 2-3 weeks. We want to encourage more people to cycle on this road by increasing safety and removing any conflict between cars and cycles. Pedestrians will still be able use the pavement whilst works are ongoing. Traffic flow should be maintained with no traffic measures but please look out for any signs.

Drayton Road 

Works have started on building the new blended 'Copenhagen' crossings at this location. This is to help make, walking and cycling in the borough, easy, safe and enjoyable. Whilst works are taking place there will be parking and loading restrictions to allow works to take place and vehicles to pass.

The following works have now been completed:

A new blended 'Copenhagen' crossings at this location has been completed on  Connaught Avenue.

Updated on 27.03.2017

Works starting soon at the following locations:

Drayton Road 

Starting soon we will be building a new blended 'Copenhagen' crossings at this location. This is to help make, walking and cycling in the borough, easy, safe and enjoyable. Whilst works are taking place there will be parking and loading restrictions to allow works to take place and vehicles to pass.

Grove Green Road between Drayton Road & Fairlop Road

Starting soon will be the works to build the new planned segregated cycle track on this road.  We want to encourage more people to cycle on this road by increasing safety and removing any conflict between cars and cycles. Pedestrians will still be able use the pavement whilst works are ongoing. Traffic flow should be maintained with no traffic measures but please look out for any signs.

Connaught Road 

Works will be starting soon on building a blended 'Copenhagen' crossings at this location. This is to help make, walking and cycling in the borough, easy, safe and enjoyable. Whilst works are taking place there will be parking and loading restrictions to allow works to take place and vehicles to pass. We expect works to start week commencing 27 March 2017 and there should be no impact to traffic whilst works are taking place. As the junction will be completed in stages to maintain access for vehicles.

Fairlop Road and Hainault Road

Starting soon, at the above locations, we will be building new speed humps called sinusoidal humps. These are a new type of speed hump that slows down traffic whilst providing a smoother ride for cyclists. We expect works to start Monday 27 March. Whilst works are taking place, parking will be suspended at this location. Please look out for signs and where possible please park in neighbouring roads. There will be no impact to traffic as the works will be completed in stages to maintain traffic flow.

Gainsborough Road and Kingswood Road junction

In the next few weeks we will be planting new trees to make the location greener and more pleasant for local residents. The species chosen have been carefully selected to ensure they are native to Britain and ones that will well help with air pollution and biodiversity.

 

Updated on 13.03.2017

The following works are starting soon

Connaught Road 

Works will be starting soon on building a blended 'Copenhagen' crossings at this location. This is to help make, walking and cycling in the borough, easy, safe and enjoyable. Whilst works are taking place there will be parking and loading restrictions to allow works to take place and vehicles to pass. We expect works to start week commencing 27 March 2017 and there should be no impact to traffic whilst works are taking place. As the junction will be completed in stages to maintain access for vehicles.

Fairlop Road and Hainault Road

Starting soon, at the above locations, we will be building new speed humps called sinusoidal humps. These are a new type of speed hump that slows down traffic whilst providing a smoother ride for cyclists. We expect works to start Monday 27 March. Whilst works are taking place, parking will be suspended at this location. Please look out for signs and where possible please park in neighbouring roads. There will be no impact to traffic as the works will be completed in stages to maintain traffic flow.

Gainsborough Road and Kingswood Road junction

In the next few weeks we will be planting new trees to make the location greener and more pleasant for local residents. The species chosen have been carefully selected to ensure they are native to Britain and ones that will well help with air pollution and biodiversity.

Grove Green Road between Drayton Road & Fairlop Road

Starting soon will be the works to build the new planned segregated cycle track on this road.  We want to encourage more people to cycle on this road by increasing safety and removing any conflict between cars and cycles. Pedestrians will still be able use the pavement whilst works are ongoing. Traffic flow should be maintained with no traffic measures but please look out for any signs.

The following works have now been completed:

Dyers Hall Road

Work has now finished on building the new Blended 'Copenhagen' crossing at this junction. This is just one measure we are building to help make walking and cycling in the borough easy, safe and enjoyable.

Updated on 27.02.2017

Dyers Hall Road

Work is still continuing on building the new Blended 'Copenhagen' crossing on this junction. This should take several weeks to complete. Whilst works are taking place, partial access will be maintained as contractors will work on one side of the road. Please observe any signs or diversions that might be in place to allow the works to take place. Pedestrians will still have access to the pavement during the works. Parking restrictions maybe in place, please use neighbouring roads to park your car.

Grove Green Road near Fairlop Road

Works are still continuing on building the new segregated cycle track. Once finished this will create a separate, designated space for cycling, making it safer and easier for cycles and vehicles to share the road. During the construction of the cycle track we are asking all road users and pedestrians to look out for any diversions that maybe in place

Fairlop Road and Hainault Road

New speed humps are being built to slow down drivers whilst ensuring they are comfortable for people to cycle and drive over. Whilst these are being built, one lane of traffic will be closed. Traffic will be controlled by temporary lights. We are asking all residents to look out for parking restrictions and park in adjacent roads whilst works are taking place. Pedestrians will still be able to use the pavement. We expect works to last several weeks to complete.

Works starting soon on the following roads:

Gainsborough Road and Kingswood Road junction

In the next few weeks we will be planting new trees to make the location greener and more pleasant for local residents. The species chosen have been carefully selected to ensure they are native to Britain and ones that will well help with air pollution and biodiversity.

Updated on 13.02.2017

Works have started on the following roads:

Dyers Hall Road

We have begun building the Blended 'Copenhagen' crossing on this junction. This should take several weeks to complete. Whilst works are taking place, partial access will be maintained as contractors will work on one side of the road. Please observe any signs or diversions that might be in place to allow the works to take place. Pedestrians will still have access to the pavement during the works. Parking restrictions maybe in place, please use neighbouring roads to park your car.

The following works have now been completed:

Between Barclay Road and Mornington Road

We have finished building the new speed humps. They are designed to slow down drivers whilst ensuring they are comfortable for people to cycle and drive over.

Updated on 03.02.2017

A letter has been sent out to local residents and businesses near Dyers Hall Road advising of works taking place soon. To view a copy letter, please click here.

Updated on 30.01.2017

Works have started on the following roads:

Between Barclay Road and Mornington Road

New speed humps are being built to slow down drivers whilst ensuring they are comfortable for people to cycle and drive over. Whilst these are being built, one lane of traffic will be closed. Traffic will be controlled by temporary lights. We are asking all residents to look out for parking restrictions and park in adjacent roads whilst works are taking place. Pedestrians will still be able to use the pavement. We expect this work to take 5 days to finish.

 

The following works have been completed on:

Grove Green Road

The new Zebra crossing has now been finished. Pedestrians now have a safer place to cross this busy road.

Fairlop Road and Queens Road

The Segregated cycle lane between these two roads has been completed. Cyclists and those wanting to cycle now have a designated space for cycling, making it safer and easier for cycles and vehicles to share the road.

 

Updated on 16.01.2017

Works have started on the following roads:


Grove Green Road between Queens Road and Fairlop Road

Works are still continuing on the pavement and building of the segregated cycle track. Once finished this will create a separate, designated space for cycling, making it safer and easier for cycles and vehicles to share the road. During the construction of the cycle track we are asking all road users and pedestrians to look out for any diversions that maybe in place


Gainsborough Road

The new segregated cycle track at the Tesco junction is nearly complete, and should be finished within the next two weeks. Pedestrians will still be able to use the pavement. There will be no disruption to drivers.


Woodville Road junction with Mornington Road

Work has started to make Woodville Road two way for cycling. Work involves the implementation of signs and road markings allowing contraflow cycling. Whilst work is being carried out, the road can be used by all users.

 

 

Updated on 23.12.2016

The following works are still under construction and are expected to be now completed by early to mid January 2017. During the construction, parking may be restricted in these locations, so please look out for parking signs as well as diversion signs:

  • Grove Green Road – between Kingswood Road and Fairlop Road cycling and pedestrian improvements are being carried out including the new segregated cycle lanes, new combined pedestrian and cycle crossing, and raised table - raising the road to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching a junction
  • Gainsborough Road – between Kingswood Road and Lemna Road, cycling and pedestrian improvements are still being carried out including the new segregated cycle lanes - which create separate, designated space for cycling –making it safer and easier for cycles and vehicles to share the road.

 

Works completed:

The following roads have had modal filters installed or upgraded. These are 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 the emergency services will be via a fire gate. These are lockable barriers that stop traffic passing through but can be opened in the event of an emergency. For all other vehicles, including deliveries, refuse lorries and residents, will still have continued access and parking via a neighbouring road.

The following roads have had modal filters (see definition above)  installed:

  • Browning Road / High Road Leytonstone

The existing modal filters (see definition above) and fire gates at the following locations have been upgraded with new trees, plants, street furniture and better cycle and pedestrian access:

  • Barclay Road / Mornington Road
  • Bushwood / Stanmore Road
  • Preston Road / Whipps Cross Road

 

Updated on 07.12.16

The following works are all under construction and are expected to be completed before Christmas. During the construction, parking may be restricted in these locations, so please look out for parking signs as well as diversion signs:

  • Grove Green Road – between Kingswood Road and Fairlop Road cycling and pedestrian improvements are still being carried out including the new segregated cycle lanes, new combined pedestrian and cycle crossing, and raised table - raising the road to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching a junction
  • Gainsborough Road – between Kingswood Road and Lemna Road, cycling and pedestrian improvements are still being carried out including the new segregated cycle lanes - which create separate, designated space for cycling –making it safer and easier for cycles and vehicles to share the road.

 

Works completed:

Blended 'Copenhagen' crossings have been created at the following junctions:

Queens Road - Blended crossing
Burghley Road – Blended crossing
Kingswood Road / Grove Green Road – Blended crossing
Lister Road / High Road Leytonstone – Blended Crossing
Harvey Road / High Road Leytonstone – Blended Crossing
Michael Road / High Road Leytonstone – Blended Crossing
Aylmer Road / High Road Leytonstone – Blended Crossing
Vernon Road / High Road Leytonstone – Blended Crossing
Barclay Road / High Road Leytonstone – Blended Crossing
Davies Lane / High Road Leytonstone – Blended crossing
Harrington Road / High Road Leytonstone – Blended crossing
Mornington Road / High Road Leytonstone – Blended Crossing.

The following roads have had contra flows installed:

  • Vernon Road, Leybourne Road and Leyspring Road – construction has been completed on allowing two-way cycling, new signs and road markings have been installed. The roads will be still one-way for motorised vehicles but now cycles are able to travel on them in both directions.

Construction starting within the next month:

  • Construction for the new speed humps on Mornington Road, Harvey Road, Hainault Road and Fairlop Road will start in the next Month.

Updated on 28.11.16

Please see below for details on all works started and completed. The construction letter for Queens Road in Leytonstone was sent at the beginning of November advising of works (please see right, useful documents).

Works started:

The following works started on 21 November and is expected to be completed before Christmas. During the construction parking may be restricted in these locations, so please look out for parking signs as well as diversion signs:

  • Grove Green Road – between Kingswood Road and Fairlop Road cycling and pedestrian improvements will be carried out including the new segregated cycle lanes, new combined pedestrian and cycle crossing, and raised table - raising the road to pavement level to encourage vehicles to slow down when approaching a junction
  • Gainsborough Road – between Kingswood Road and Lemna Road, cycling and pedestrian improvements will be carried out including the new segregated cycle lanes - which create separate, designated space for cycling –making it safer and easier for cycles and vehicles to share the road
  • Construction of the new blended 'Copenhagen' crossing is still continuing at the junction of Queens Road and Gainsborough Road and should be completed by 2 December. During the works, Queens Road will not be accessible via Grove Green Road and so we ask that drivers access the road through Wallwood Road
  • Vernon Road, Leybourne Road and Leyspring Road – construction has started on allowing two-way cycling, new signs and road markings will be installed. The roads will be still one-way for motorised vehicles but cycles will be able to travel on them in both directions.

Works completed:

Blended 'Copenhagen' crossings have been created at the following junctions:

  • Lister Road / High Road Leytonstone
  • Harvey Road / High Road Leytonstone
  • Mornington Road / High Road Leytonstone
  • Michael Road / High Road Leytonstone
  • Aylmer Road / High Road Leytonstone
  • Vernon Road / High Road Leytonstone
  • Barclay Road / High Road Leytonstone
  • Davies Lane / High Road Leytonstone
  • Harrington Road / High Road Leytonstone
  • Burghley Road / High Road Leytonstone
  • Kingswood Road / Grove Green Road.

A road closure has been installed on Browning Road at its junction with High Road Leytonstone using planters. Road closures also known as modal filters discourage non local traffic from ‘cutting through’ residential streets whilst allowing people who walk and cycle to get about safely and easily.

Work on the following roads has been completed.

  • Browning Road has been converted to allow two way cycling. The road will remain one-way for motorised vehicles but cycles will be able to travel on them in both directions

The existing fire gates / road closures at the following locations have been upgraded with new trees, plants, street furniture and better cycle and pedestrian access:

  • Bushwood / Stanmore Road
  • Preston Road / Whipps Cross Road
  • Barclay Road / Mornington Road.

Construction starting within the next month:

  • Construction for the new speed humps on Mornington Road, Harvey Road, Hainault Road and Fairlop Road will start in December.

 

Updated on 01.11.16

  • The following work started on 31 October. During the construction parking may be prohibited in these locations and so please look out for parking signs as well as diversion signs:
    • The construction of a blended 'Copenhagen' crossing at the junction of Kingswood Road/ Grove Green Road
    • Construction of the new cycle lane, crossing and traffic calming on Grove Green Road between Kingswood Road and Fairlop Road
    • Construction of the new cycle lane on Gainsborough Road
    • The construction of a blended 'Copenhagen' crossing on Burghley Road.

Updated on 28.09.16

  • Blended 'Copenhagen' crossings have been created at the following junctions:
    • Mornington Road/ High Road Leytonstone
    • Michael Road/ High Road Leytonstone
    • Aylmer Road/ High Road Leytonstone
    • Vernon Road/ High Road Leytonstone
    • Barclay Road/ High Road Leytonstone
    • Davies Lane/ High Road Leytonstone
    • Harrington Road/ High Road Leytonstone
  • The existing closures/ fire gates on Barclay Road/ Mornington Road and Preston Road/ Whipps Cross Road have been upgraded
  • The modal filter (road closure) has been installed at the Browning Road/High Road Leytonstone junction with the use of planters
  • Browning Road has been converted into a two way road
  • Work has started on the following blended 'Copenhagen' crossings
    • Ferndale Road/ High Road Leytonstone
    • Browning Road / Bushwood
  • Work to upgrade the existing road closure/ fire gate at the junction of Bushwood/ Stanmore Road is almost complete
  • Work to improve Gainsborough Road for pedestrians and cyclists including new cycle lanes, new and improved crossings has started.

 

Updated on 01.08.16

Blended 'Copenhagen' crossings have been created at the following junctions:

  • Lister Road and High Road Leytonstone
  • Harvey Road and High Road Leytonstone.

Blended 'Copenhagen' crossings are currently being constructed at the following junctions:

  • Aylmer Road and High Road Leytonstone
  • Vernon Road and High Road Leytonstone.

The following work is planned to start in August 2016:

  • Blended 'Copenhagen' crossings at the following junctions: Morning Road and High Road Leytonstone, Michael Road and High Road Leytonstone, Harrington Road and High Road Leytonstone
  • The existing modal filters at the following locations will be upgraded: Barclay Road and Mornington Road, Bushwood and Stanmore Road
  • A modal filter will be installed with plants and trees at the Browning Road and High Road Leytonstone junction.

 

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