King Street to close for four days
Thursday March 22, 2012
King Street will be closed for four days next month for several essential road works to happen – including work by Thames Water to reduce future leaks in Hammersmith.
The road will be shut to traffic between Hammersmith Broadway and Leamore Street during the Easter school holidays, from Tuesday April 3, to Friday April 6.
Motorists will still be able to access King Street from Leamore Street to Dalling Road, with traffic being redirected along Shepherds Bush Road. Pedestrians will be unaffected by the road closure.
Thames Water say that its team will be working 24 hours a day to install a monitoring chamber that aims reduce leaks in the area, while keeping noise to a minimum between 11pm and 7pm.
In a bid to reduce the amount of disruption for local residents and businesses, while the road is closed, Hammersmith & Fulham Council is coordinating five other sets of works to take place at the same time.
UK Power Networks will also be working in the street, to complete a road crossing from Bridge Avenue to Leamore Street, and Hammersmith & Fulham Council will take advantage of the closure to carry out some tree pruning and gully repairs.
Cllr Nick Botterill, deputy leader and cabinet member for environment, said: “This round-the-clock approach looks set to cut the length of time it will take workers to complete the jobs – from six days to four days. Had the council not insisted on collaborative working, and allowed the companies to work independently, it would have meant the area would have been affected by an extra 11 days of disruption.
“We are making the best of a bad situation by linking in other vital works, so that the road does not have to be dug up again a few months down the line. The utility works are essential and we have no choice but to allow them to take place before the Olympics.
“We will be monitoring the works closely to make sure there will be as little inconvenience to residents, motorists and workers in Hammersmith town centre.”
The council will also be carrying out road resurfacing works to a section of Fulham Palace Road between Talgarth Road and Chancellors Road, and a small section of Talgarth Road at the junction with Queen Caroline Street every night, between midnight and 5am, on April 2-5, and on April 10-13.
This stretch of Fulham Palace Road will be closed during this time period, with the southbound carriageway closed to all traffic. Fulham Palace Road will still be open to northbound traffic. Diversions for traffic will be in place and there will be road signs to show this.
Following these resurfacing works, anti-skid works will be carried out at night to reduce disruption. The works will be carried out under two-way lights, with no road closures. They are as follows:
Fulham Palace Road, between Talgarth Road and Chancellors Road
- Every night, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 16 April to Thursday 19 April.
Talgarth Road, between Butterwick and Queen Caroline Street
- Every night between midnight and 8am, from Friday 20 April to Saturday April 21.
- From 1am on Saturday 21 April to 9am on Sunday 22 April.
- From 11pm on Sunday 22 April 6am on Monday 23 April.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area, where possible, and there are advanced warning signs across the borough, alerting motorists of the closure. Residents and businesses have also been contacted this week to tell them that the road will close.
During the closure, bus routes will be amended. Route 266 towards Acton will not serve Kings Mall Shopping Centre, Hammersmith Town Hall, Ravenscourt Park Tube station, John Betts School and the bus stop on Paddenswick Road at Goldhawk Road.
Routes 27, 190, 267, 391, H91, N9 and N11 towards Chiswick will be diverted via Shepherds Bush, returning to King Street at Ravenscourt Park Tube station. Please allow extra time for your journey. You may find it quicker to walk to the bus stop at Ravenscourt Park Tube station on King Street to catch these buses.
Buses towards Hammersmith will not be affected and will serve all bus stops as normal.