Up coming works

Last updated: 18.01.19

The 2 year programme for Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street/Bloomsbury Street can be found in the programme section 

NOTE: we will be working our first Saturday morning on the 19th January.

NOTE: weekend working on New Oxford Street 19th and 20th January.

  • On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January, we will working on New Oxford Street to remove the traffic island at the junction with Bloomsbury Street in addition to working on the traffic signals.
  • The southbound bus lane on Bloomsbury Street will be partially closed during the works with temporary traffic signals in place.
  • We aim to keep the noisy works, which includes the breaking out and reinstatement of the island, to the Saturday. We will also aim to complete the majority or all of the work on the Saturday so as little work as possible is needed on Sunday.
  • Our work to the traffic signals will continue on Sunday, but is not noisy. All access to properties will be maintained, footways will remain open with barriers in place around our work site.  We have liaised with local residents and businesses, view the notification letter here: Notification letter Sat and Sun working New Oxford Street

Works taking place week beginning Monday 21st January to Sunday 27th January as follows:

  • We are carrying out a series of standard quality checks along the eastern side of Tottenham Court Road. This will include small sites barriered off in areas already completed.
  • Please note that from Saturday 26th January we will be extending our working hours on a Saturday to 9am to 5pm. We will aim to keep noisy works to before 1pm. View the notification letter here: WEP Letter – Saturday working January 2019

Tottenham Court Road

Tottenham Court Road between Beaumont Place and Grafton Way

  • This section is now complete, we are using an area of the road as storage.

Tottenham Court Road between Grafton Way and University Street

  • We have finished the footway here but still have some fencing up around the loading bay as we are waiting for some works by BT in this area. We expect this to be completed by the end of the week.

Tottenham Court Road between Maple Street and Grafton Way

  • One lane closure
  • Pedestrian diversions

Tottenham Court Road junction with Bayley Street

  • Junction of Tottenham Court Road and Bayley Street is closed permanently to vehicles from Tuesday 9th October. Cyclists are still able to use this junction in both directions.

Tottenham Court Road between Goodge Street and Tottenham Street

  • One lane closure
  • Pedestrian diversions

Tottenham Court Road between New Oxford Street and Hanway Street

  • One lane closure, including around the corner of Oxford Street
  • Pedestrian diversions
  • Note bus stop C is closed. This serves the following buses 14, 24, 29, 134, N5, N20, N29, N253, N279.
  • A temporary bus stop is in place outside Planet Organic which can be found approximately 9om north along Tottenham Court Road from bus stop C.

Tottenham Court Road between Hanway Street to Percy Street

  • One lane closure
  • Pedestrian diversions

Tottenham Court Road between Stephen Street and Percy Street

  • One lane closure
  • Pedestrian diversions

Tottenham Court Road between Percy Street and Windmill Street

  • One lane closure
  • Pedestrian diversions

Tottenham Court Road between Howland Street and Maple Street

  • One lane closure
  • Pedestrian diversions

Tottenham Court Road between Torrington Place and Howland Street

  • Please note the cycle lane from Tottenham Court Road into Howland Street will be closed from Monday 21st January
  • One lane closure
  • Pedestrian diversions

Gower Street

  • Deep drainage level work is continuing on Gower Street/Bloomsbury Street.
  • We will be working on Bedford Square which includes a two lane closure.

Princes Circus

  • We will be working on removing the railings to the park on Princes Circus from Monday
  • We are removing two trees on Sunday 27th January. These are the two large trees within the gated park area, this will include a road closure and diversion route.

New Oxford Street Area

  • Tuesday 22nd January we will be removing two islands and working on traffic lights at the junction of New Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue and Coptic Street.
  • New Oxford Street will be reduced to a single lane in each direction, under temporary traffic signal control. We expect this work to be completed on Thursday 24 January.

St Giles Square

  • 5 semi-mature trees were planted in the square on 28th & 29th November
  • The square has also been partially opened to the public. A mixture of complete and temporary-surface routes enable walking between St Giles High Street, New Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road Station’s southern plaza entrance. The square has also been partially opened to the public. A mixture of complete and temporary-surface routes enable walking between St Giles High Street, New Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road Station’s southern plaza entrance

The Post Building

From the 20th September we have been working in the area around the Post Building on Museum Street. We are coordinating all our work with the site developers Laing O’Rourke. Our work will take place in the following areas:

  • the junction of High Holborn, Museum Street and Drury Lane
  • the junction of New Oxford Street, Museum Street and Bloomsbury Way
  • the sections of footway on High Holborn and New Oxford Street adjacent to the Post Building
  • the footways on both sides of Museum Street, between High Holborn and New Oxford Street
  • The work involves renewing the traffic signals at both junctions, which includes putting in underground ducts. There will also be new dropped kerbs, changes to kerb lines and all the footways in this area will be repaved.
  • When complete, the High Holborn/Museum Street/Drury Lane junction will have controlled (push button operated) pedestrian crossings on all four arms of the junction. The New Oxford Street/Museum Street/Bloomsbury Way junction will have a new pedestrian crossing on its Bloomsbury Way arm.
  • The works to the junction of High Holborn and Museum Street were completed before Christmas, but the new signals have not been switch on yet. That will happen once Laing O’Rourke can re-open the right-turn lane on High Holborn, expected at the end of January.
  • The programme for the remaining work is subject to the progress of Laing O’Rourke and adverse weather: The Museum St/New Oxford Street junction works will take place from January to March. Re-paving of the footways adjacent to the Post Building along New Oxford Street, Museum Street and High Holborn will be carried out as soon as they are released to us by Laing O’Rourke