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Praed Street Road Closure in September

Crossrail will be working around Bishop’s Bridge Road, Eastbourne Terrace and Praed Street to create vehicle and pedestrian access to the new Crossrail Paddington station.

Both Crossrail and the Paddington Square Development have been asked to coordinate access to road works on Praed Street by Westminster Council.

This means that as of today, Monday 2nd September, works have  commenced on Praed Street between Spring Street and up to Norfolk Place, with traffic diversions and restricted access to general traffic. The works are scheduled to last for approximately two months.

Please make your staff, contractors, deliveries, clients and guests aware of these restrictions in the local area.

Why are these road works happening?

The main works at the Praed Street junction are as follows:

• Alterations to existing footways including new crossing points and road kerb alignment.
• Installation of a new exiting facility onto Praed Street from the Crossrail station for maintenance vehicles and retail deliveries.
• Installation of new footway paving arrangements for pedestrian access into the Crossrail station.
• Surfacing works to the roadways including line painting and anti-skid application.

When will this be happening?

  • Working hours will be 08:00 –18:00 Monday to Friday, with works also taking place between 08:00 and 13:00 on Saturdays.
  • Works are planned to start in September 2019 and will be co-ordinated with works relating to the Paddington Square scheme.

Praed Street southbound will be closed between London Street and Spring Street and a signed one-way system will be in place. There will be some impact on pedestrian routes, bus diversions and signs will be in place.

Why are some vehicles allowed access?

Vehicles being used in connection with the execution of the works, any vehicle being used by the Police, Fire Service or Ambulance Service or in an emergency, or anything done with the permission of, or at the direction of, a police constable in uniform, may access that space as required.

Can I wait on Praed Street between Spring Street and Norfolk Place?

No, according to the road Closure order, this means that:-

1. No vehicle is allowed to proceed, stop, wait, load or unload on the stated road(s), unless accessing premises that are only accessible via the road closed.
2. The alternative route for traffic will be Praed Street, London Street, Sussex Place, Sussex Gardens, Old Marylebone Road, Marylebone Road, Harbet Road, Chapel Street, Westbourne Crescent and Gloucester Terrace and will be indicated by appropriate traffic signage during the road closure.

Are there other road works nearby?

Yes, at the Bishop’s Bridge Road junction with Eastbourne Terrace the main works include:

  • Alterations to existing footways including new crossing points and kerb alignment.
    • Installation of a new exit onto Bishop’s Bridge Road from the Crossrail station for maintenance vehicles and retail deliveries.
    • Installation of new footpath arrangements for public access into the Crossrail station.
    • Surfacing works to the roadway including line painting and anti-skid treatment
    • Working hours will be 08:00 – 18:00 Monday–Friday and 08:00 – 13:00 on Saturdays.

Subject to approval by Westminster City Council and London Buses, Eastbourne Terrace will be closed overnight on Tuesdays and Thursdays during September.

How will I know about changes to these works?

Keep informed by signing up to our newsletter, check the thisispaddington.co.uk website, check the Westminster website and quote Reference: 19/07142/HLTTO