Resurfacing works 2020

Last updated 13/9/2020 – dates updated. 

Work has begun on resurfacing. The team finished the first section ahead of schedule so the programme has been updated. The next section will now start on Tuesday 15th September.

This work will require noisy work to break up the road surface and involve large machinery moving around the area to lay the new road surface. Disruption to traffic and long pedestrian diversions should be expected. To complete this work as quickly and efficiently as possible we will be working in sections and at weekends.

This resurfacing will require noisy work to break up the road surface and involve large machinery moving around the area to lay the new road surface. Working hours will initially be 8am – 6pm Mondays to Friday and 8am – 1pm on Saturday. Towards the end of the schedule later working hours on Saturdays and Sunday working may also be included. Please note not all weekends will include work. We will update the hours of work and dates as these are confirmed.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this will cause.

All the details can be found in the table below, should any changes be made to the programme the table will be updated.

DateArea to be resurfaced / Road closedAdditional road closuresAccess restrictions
Friday 9th October – Tuesday 20th October New Oxford Street closed between Dyott Street and Coptic Street. One lane will remain open eastbound

(Northern side of New Oxford Street)
Bloomsbury Street closed between the junction with Great Russell Street and New Oxford Street Lane closures – diversions in place

No vehicle access at any time 24 hours a day to Bloomsbury Street between the junction with Great Russell Street and New Oxford Street

Pedestrian crossing closures will be in place around the junction with Bloomsbury Street

The cycle lane on New Oxford Street will be closed

There will be no right hand turn from Shaftesbury Avenue into New Oxford Street

Friday 9th October – Tuesday 20th October
(will follow on from the above)
New Oxford Street closed between Dyott Street and Coptic Street. One lane will remain open eastbound

(Southern side of New Oxford Street)
Shaftesbury Avenue closed at the junction with New Oxford Street. No entrance into Shaftesbury Avenue from Bloomsbury Street. Lane closures – diversions in place

Pedestrian crossing closures will be in place around the junction with Shaftesbury Avenue and across New Oxford Street. Diversions will be in place.

The cycle lane on New Oxford Street will be closed

There will be no exit from Shaftesbury Avenue into New Oxford Street