Work begins on Cycle Superhighway 5

Thu, 02/04/2015

On Monday 13 April, Transport for London (TfL) is due to start work on the new Cycle Superhighway 5 linking Oval to Pimlico to make the route safer for cyclists and road users.

The route will create continuous two-way cycle track between Oval Cricket Ground and Rampayne Street. TfL have written to residents and businesses along the route to inform them of the works.

Construction is set to take place from April until Autumn 2015 and journeys in and around the route may be affected. The work will take place in stages, with different areas affected at different times.  If you are travelling in Westminster, check before you travel and allow more time for your journey, especially during peak times. Roads around Vauxhall, Oval and Pimlico are expected to be busier than usual from April until Autumn 2015. To plan your journey and find out more about the work and details of the scheme, including scheduled road closures, visit the TfL website.

Roads in Westminster which will be affected

Permanent turning restrictions will be introduced at the following junctions;

  • left turn from Drummond Gate into A202 Vauxhall Bridge Road from June 2015
  • left turn from A202 Vauxhall Bridge Road into Millbank from October 2015

Temporary road closures will be introduced at the following junctions;

  • Regency Street at its junction with A202 Vauxhall Bridge Road from May 2015 for two weeks
  • John Islip Street at its junction with A202 Vauxhall Bridge from June 2015 for three weeks
  • Drummond Gate at its junction with A202 Vauxhall Bridge Road from August 2015 for three weeks

Cycle lanes will be retained or provided wherever possible although temporary closures may be necessary at times. If you are cycling in or near the affected area during construction, you might prefer to use alternative routes, such as crossing the river via Lambeth Bridge.

Buses travelling along or across Vauxhall Gyratory, Vauxhall Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge Road may be on diversion. Some bus stops will also be temporarily relocated or suspended.

Bus routes affected include: 2, 36, 77, 87, 88, 156, 185, 196, 344, 360, 436, C10, N2, N87, N136

You can find out how your bus may be affected on the TfL website.

Further up-to-date traffic information is available on twitter @TfLTrafficNews and you can also sign up for email updates online.

Last updated: 8 February 2017
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