Drop-in sessions for Nine Elms residents as road improvement works begin
Published: Friday, January 3, 2020
Residents and businesses in Nine Elms are invited to drop in to two information sessions as Transport for London’s highway improvement works get underway on a 2.5km stretch of Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road.
This is the first phase of Transport for London’s (TfL) scheme and will deliver highway improvement works between Duchess Bridge and Sleaford Street, including the construction of the first section of protected cycle lanes as well as the realignment and resurfacing of the road and pavements. The scheme has been designed and developed by TfL, with this first phase starting on 6 January and scheduled for completion by December 2020.
Improvements ahead of Northern Line opening
The scheme is part of a package of infrastructure investments across Nine Elms being carried out by Wandsworth Council using funding from developer contributions. The infrastructure improvements support the new development in the area and the opening of two new Northern Line tube stations in 2021.
The TfL works will include a new cycle path from Thessaly Road to a new signal-controlled cycle crossing providing direct access to Battersea Park Road. There will also be improved signal-controlled pedestrian crossing facilities and associated streetscape enhancements, including wider pavements, the use of high-quality materials and the planting of new trees where feasible following the removal of five street trees to facilitate the works.
To carry out the works safely and efficiently, TfL are reducing traffic on Nine Elms Lane to one lane in each direction while the work continues. Temporary bus stops will be located within 30 metres of their current location and pedestrian diversion routes and crossings will be in place during the works. Access to homes and businesses will be retained at all times.
Ask questions and find out more
The works will be delivered by FM Conway, on behalf of Battersea Power Station Development Company, Wandsworth Council and TfL. To find out more and ask questions about the scheme, you can meet representatives at TfL’s public drop-in sessions on:
- Tuesday 7 January, 4pm to 8pm at Rose Community Clubroom, Ascalon St, Nine Elms, SW8 4DJ
- Thursday 9 January, 4pm to 8pm at Rose Community Clubroom, Ascalon St, Nine Elms, SW8 4DJ
You can also call the TfL contact centre on 0343 222 1234 or find out more contact details on the TfL website
Future phases to complete the improvements between Sleaford Street and Vauxhall Gyratory are currently planned to commence in late 2021 - TfL will share further details when they are available.
Following the previous public consultation, TfL is seeking alternative design options for the area around the Battersea Park Road / Queenstown Road junction.
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