Residents and businesses are being advised to make plans for when Fulham Palace Road is closed southbound for urgent Thames Water repair works in January.
“The works have to be done, so our hands are tied, but we have insisted Thames Water works as quickly as possible, with the minimum disruption to our residents,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.
Thames Water say the works are essential and have been prioritised as this water system supplies Charing Cross Hospital.
They will be installing monitoring equipment that detects leaks and will require closing the north end of the road, close to Hammersmith gyratory, to southbound traffic (except buses, bicycles and emergency services).
The works are scheduled to begin on Friday 5 January and last for nine days. Thames Water has been asked to work 24/7 to complete the work as quickly as possible.
Advanced warning letters were sent to local residents and businesses by Thames Water, who also held a drop-in information bus for residents earlier this month.
Warning signs will be placed on all approach roads to notify motorists of the closure and fully-signed diversion routes will guide all traffic around the works.
During the closure, bus stop N in the northbound carriageway between Chancellor's Road and Hammersmith gyratory, opposite the Guinness Trust Building on Fulham Palace Road, will be suspended. There will be a notice with more information at the stop.
The northbound bus lane on Fulham Palace Road will also be suspended between Chancellor’s Road and Hammersmith gyratory. Journeys on routes 190, 211, 220, 295, N11 and N97 may take longer.
For further information, or to register a complaint, contact Thames Water on 0800 316 9800.