Safer cycle pathway – weekly progress reports

Published on this page are all weekly reports on the progress of the safer cycle pathway.

Weekly reports by date


Friday 22 October 2021

Installation of ducting for the traffic signals at bridge avenue junction was completed during the closure of King Street from 8am on Saturday 16 October through to 6am on Monday 18 October.

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Image caption: Image 1: Signal ducting works at Bridge Avenue junction in progress
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Image caption: Image 2: Signal ducting works at Bridge Avenue junction completed
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Image caption: Image 3: New kerb line and paving replacement works

This weekend 23 October through to 6am on 25 October

Further closures will take place to facilitate the installation of the new islands, kerb realignment and paving replacement works.

Saturday 23 October

  • Demolition of the existing carriage way (asphalt and concrete).
  • Installation of the NAL sockets (to ducting).
  • Installation of the gully and the connection.
  • Concrete pouring for NAL socket and gully.
  • Start of the installation of the granite kerbs and islands (red circle).
  • Concrete curing overnight.

Sunday 24 October

  • Finishing the installation of the granite kerbs and islands (red circle).
  • Reinstatement of the carriageway.

Next week

Saturday 6 November

  • Complete remaining island kerbs.
  • Demolition of the existing carriage way (asphalt and concrete).
  • Installation of the NAL sockets (to ducting).
  • Installation of the gully and the connection.
  • Concrete pouring for NAL socket and gully.
  • Start of the installation of the granite kerbs and islands (red circle).
  • Concrete curing overnight.

Sunday 7 November

  • Complete island paving.
  • Reinstatement of the carriageway.

Friday 15 October 2021

This week

  • Transport for London have decommissioned 5 existing pedestrian crossings.
  • The existing contraflow cycle lane in King Street will be closed from Studland Street to Bridge Avenue to facilitate the works at the above-named junctions.
  • Continuation of kerb realignment and paving replacement works moving west beyond the entrance to Kings Mall.
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Image caption: Image 1: Decommission of pedestrian crossings on King Street
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Image caption: Image 2: Kerb realignment (left) and cycle lane closed (right)

Next week

  • Closure of King Street from 8am on Saturday 16 October through to 6am on Monday 18 October. The closure will be implemented from the Gyratory to Studland Street to facilitate works across the junctions onto King Street between those two points.
  • Further closures as above for similar works will take place on 23 and 24 October.
  • Additional drainage works on the completed kerb realignment works.
  • Decommissioning of the traffic lights from Studland Street to Goldhawk, with temporary lights being installed.

Stakeholder engagements

This week

  • Businesses in King Street have received a letter detailing road closures.
  • Those businesses not contactable by email were called to pre-warn them of night closures to King Street.

Next week

  • Further engagement regarding road closures.

Friday 8 October 2021

This week

  • No 8 root and plate needs to be installed.
  • No 18 root and plate needs to be installed.
  • No 20 offset required.
  • No 21 plate exposed more investigation needed.
  • Continuing with kerb realignment moving west. 55 metres advance since last update. 235 metres has been completed from the Gyratory to the present position.
  • The gullies are all being relocated adjacent to where the kerb is being moved back.

Next week

  • Transport for London decommissioning the 5 existing pedestrian. Temporary signals will be installed at all these crossing points. Decommissioning of these crossings is to facilitate the new infrastructure being installed over the coming weeks, until the end of November.
  • Where possible works are due to commence at the Bridge Avenue junction and the Macbeth Street junction.
  • The existing contraflow cycle lane in King Street, will be closed from Studland Street to Bridge Avenue to facilitate the works at the above-named junctions.
  • Weekend closures are planned within the next few weeks to accommodate works at the junctions mentioned above.
  • Continuation of kerb realignment and paving replacement works moving west beyond the entrance to the Kings Mall.

Stakeholder engagement

  • Continue along the remaining scheme length obtaining contact details for stakeholders – ongoing.
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Image caption: Image 3: Kerb realignment moving west along King Street

Friday 1 October 2021

Trial holes for the lampposts have been completed. This revealed some difficulties with positioning the new street light location. Streetlights should be in an exact line with the street light opposite. To facilitate this requirement some lights may need additional plating to properly bed the light in place.


Friday 24 September 2021

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Image caption: Image 4: Relining completed on the resurfaced section

This week

  • Resurfacing completed between Leamore Street and junction with Macbeth Street.
  • Continued with kerb realignment from Lyric Square moving west, and removal of bike racks along this section.
  • Laid and pointed black granite feature at Lyric Square - completed and barriers removed.
  • Excavations of delineated kerb back filled with asphalt and cycling wands installed between Bridge Avenue and Studland Street.

Next week

  • Continue kerb realignment moving west to reach 80 metres distance.
  • Back filling of excavations with concrete.
  • Relaying original paving (cutting required with sound barriers and sufficient water to cut down noise and dust).
  • Trial holes around new locations for lampposts.
  • Continued installation of wands installed on resurfaced areas.

Project progress

We are currently working with a delivery period of mid-December 2021, but the team is continuously challenging the programme looking for means to accelerate it to November 2021. Works activities that can be brought forward will be implemented earlier; material lead times are being scrutinised to improve the delivery time. We are also working with TfL to accelerate the implementation of the traffic signal works in King Street. 

We are working with TfL to implement the works at the Hammersmith Gyratory and the Goldhawk junctions with King Street. These are set to start in November 2021.


Friday 17 September 2021

Progress on site this week

  • Continue with the kerb line adjustment between Bridge Avenue and the Gyratory.
  • Laid and pointed black granite feature at Lyric Square.
  • Temporary asphalt (backfill) old kerb line.
  • Remove remainder of red/white temporary cycle lane between Bridge Avenue and the Gyratory.

Planned for next week

  • Continue with kerb realignment from Lyric Square moving west, possibly 80 metres in length.
  • Removal of bike racks and street furniture along this section.

Stakeholder engagement

  • Checked in with Latymer School and West London Free School as to whether the parking issues still remain after the suspensions have come into play.
  • Continue along the remaining scheme length obtaining contact details for stakeholders – ongoing.

Friday 10 September 2021

Between Bridge Avenue and the Gyratory

  • Laying the pavement in Lyric Square.
  • Cycle-friendly gully covers installed for the section between Bridge Avenue and Macbeth Street.

Upcoming works

  • Resurface the full width of King Street from Leamore Street to Macbeth Street.
  • Reinstate the carriageway where the kerbline has been removed from the old cycle lane from Bridge Avenue to Leamore Street, then Macbeth Street to Studland Street. Interim road markings will be installed.
  • The red and white barriers should be removed from Lyric Square and the Gyratory.
  • FMC will install delineator bollards along the length of the old cycle lane. At this point, all of the green barriers from Studland Street to Bridge Avenue will be removed.

Friday 3 September 2021

Works have commenced on the drainage improvements with cycle friendly gully covers being fitted and connection points checked.

Planned for next week

  • Continue with the kerb line adjustment between Bridge Avenue and the gyratory. Pending further information being received in relation to measurements.
  • JCB cannot be used as space too narrow. Mini digger required which requires a lead in time to obtain.
  • Bollards will be removed from Lyric Square to allow for new kerb line.

Friday 27 August 2021

Between Bridge Avenue and the Gyratory

  • Finished off breaking our old cycle lane.
  • Trial holes to confirm the existing soil condition and services.
  • Excavation of trial holes reinstated.

Planned for next week

  • Initiate the removal of street furniture from Bridge Street to Lyric Square.
  • We are planning to install cycle friendly gully covers and complete resurfacing for the section between Bridge Avenue and Macbeth Street (where site clearance works have been completed) next week.
  • The gangs will start to complete day and night works next week and that includes implementing the traffic management that will not adversely impact the network.

Friday 20 August 2021

Safer cycle pathway progress

  • Removal of the kerb segregation to the contra-flow cycle lane along King Street between Studland Street and Argos. This ties into the section of contra-flow cycle lane that was removed the previous week.
  • The contra-flow cycle lane has been closed to facilitate safe working. Cyclists have been diverted via Studland Street and Glenthorne Road.
  • Installation of the wands on King Street between Nigel Playfair Avenue and Goldhawk Road.

Upcoming works

  • Trial holes/CBR tests are scheduled to be completed around Hammersmith Gyratory over the coming weekend (21 and 22 August).
  • Installation of cycle friendly gully covers along King Street between Studland Street and Bridge Avenue.
  • Kerb adjustments along King Street between Bridge Avenue and Lyric Square (230m length approximately).