Resurfacing works 2020

Last updated 28/2/2020 – dates updated. Please note delays unrelated to our project on a neighboring development have meant we have had to reschedule the resurfacing dates. 

We will begin the resurfacing work on Gower Street, Bloomsbury Street and around Prince Circus from the 24th February.

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 overnight. To minimise this unavoidable disruption we will complete the noisiest work before 10pm. However, there will still be work taking place and vehicle movements during the night so noise and disruption should be expected.

Working hours will be 24hrs a day Mondays to Saturday and 8am – 6pm Sunday.

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.

DateResurfacing AreaClosuresAccess Restrictions
Monday 24th February – Sunday 8th MarchGower Street closed from just south of Torrington Place to south of Chenies Street

Gower Street / Bloomsbury Street closed from north of Montague Place to north of Great Russell Street.
Gower Street / Bloomsbury Street from Torrington Place to Great Russell Street

Chenies Street junction with Gower Street

Store Street junction with Gower Street

Keppel Street junction with Gower Street

Montague Place junction with Gower Street /
Bloomsbury Street

Bedford Square northern and southern side junction with Gower Street /
Bloomsbury Street

Bedford Avenue junction with Bloomsbury Street

Great Russell Street west junction with Bloomsbury Street
No vehicle access at any time 24 hours a day to Gower Street / Bloomsbury Street between south of Torrington Place to to south of Great Russell Street

All pedestrian crossings in this area will be closed.

Traffic diversions will be in place via Tottenham Court Road and Southampton Row - please follow signage
Monday 6th April – Thursday 9th AprilGower Street between Euston slip road and south of Grafton WayEuston slip road junction with Gower Street

Gower Place junction with Gower Street

Grafton Way junction with Gower Street
No vehicle access at any time 24 hours a day to Gower Street between the Euston slip Road and Grafton Way

All traffic using the Euston slip road will be diverted to use Tottenham Court Road southbound and University Street to rejoin Gower Street.

Further diversions will be in place viat Gordon Street - please follow signage
Tuesday 14th April – Sunday 19th AprilNew Oxford Street westbound closed between Dyott Street and Stedham Place.
One lane will remain open eastbound
Junction of Bloomsbury Street and New Oxford Street No access on Bloomsbury Street south of junction of Streatham Street - diversions will be in place

No left turn from New Oxford Street into Shaftesbury Avenue

Pedestrian crossings will be closed around the junction with Bloomsbury Street

The westbound cycle lane on New Oxford Street will be closed between Coptic Street and Dyott Street
Monday 20th April – Sunday 26th April Bloomsbury Street between north of Great Russell Street and High HolbornGreat Russell Street junction with Bloomsbury Street both east and west

Streatham Street junction with Bloomsbury Street both east and west

Bucknall Street junction with Bloomsbury Street

Shaftesbury Avenue junction with Bloomsbury Street east and west side

Shaftesbury Avenue closed north of High Holborn
No vehicle access at any time 24 hours a day to Bloomsbury Street between north of Great Russell Street and High Holborn

Note traffic will still be able to use New Oxford Street as normal east and west but no traffic can access Bloomsbury Street in either direction from New Oxford Street

Diversions will be in place via Tottenham Court Road, Southampton Row and High Holborn - please follow signage
Monday 27th April - Sunday 3rd MayHigh Holborn westbound between Drury Lane and Endell Street

Shaftesbury Avenue southbound between High Holborn and Neal Street
Shaftesbury Avenue northbound between High Holborn and New Oxford Street

Grape Street junction with High Holborn

Endell Street junction with High Holborn

No access to Shaftesbury Avenue northbound between Mercer Street and New Oxford Street

Pedestrian crossings will be closed across this area

Access to Grape Street via turning left from Bloomsbury Street - note this turn will only be permitted during these dates
Monday 4th May-Sunday 10th MayHigh Holborn westbound between Museum Street and Shaftesbury Avenue

Shaftesbury Avenue northbound between High Holborn and Mercer Street

St Giles High Street between Shaftesbury Avenue and New Compton Street
Bucknall Street junction with Bloomsbury Street

Dyott Street junction with Shaftesbury Avenue

Grape Street junction with High Holborn

St Giles High Street between Shaftesbury Avenue and Mercer Street
No access to Shaftesbury Avenue northbound between Mercer Street and New Oxford Street

No vehicle access at any time 24 hours a day to Bloomsbury Street southbound between New Oxford Street and High Holborn

One lane will be kept running westbound on High Holborn.

Pedestrian crossings will be closed across this area

Access to Grape Street via turning left from Bloomsbury Street - note this turn will only be permitted during these dates

Access to St Giles High Street via Stacey Street - businesses / residents will be contacted individually. New Compton Street will reversed to run northbound between Stacey Street and St Giles High Street.