Latest news and updates

News and updates

Thursday 3rd May – Thursday 24th May 2018

We will be carrying out drainage works to the area of Tottenham Court Road junction with Howland Street. This will involve a closure to part of the cycle path on Tottenham Court Road into Howland Street. 

Throughout this week we will be carrying out some drainage works on Tottenham Court Road near the junction with Howland Street. This will include the temporary closure of the cycle lane into Howland Street. The main road junction into Howland Street will remain open so cyclists can use the main carriageway.

Monday 21st May

Works to traffic lights on Gower Street junction with Montague Place and Bedford Avenue.
This includes partial lane closures and pedestrian diversions in the area.
Trial hole on Tottenham Court Road located on the western side north of Percy Street

Tuesday 22nd May 

Works to traffic lights on Gower Street junction with Montague Place and Bedford Avenue.
This includes partial lane closures and pedestrian diversions in the area.
Trial hole on Tottenham Court Road located on the western side south of Percy Street.

Wednesday 23rd May 

Works to traffic lights on Gower Street junction with Great Russell Street. This includes partial lane closures, the closure of a pedestrian crossing and pedestrian diversions.
Trial hole on Tottenham Court Road located on the western side north of the junction with Goodge Street.

Thursday 24th May

Works to traffic lights on Gower Street junction with Great Russell Street. This includes partial lane closures, the closure of a pedestrian crossing and pedestrian diversions.
Trial hole on Tottenham Court Road located on the western side south of the junction with Goodge Street.

Friday 25th May

Works to traffic lights on Gower Street junction with Great Russell Street. This includes partial lane closures, the closure of a pedestrian crossing and pedestrian diversions.
Trial hole on Tottenham Court Road located on the western side north of the junction with Windmill Street. 

Friday 18th May 2018

Works to traffic lights on Gower Street junction with Store Street and on the opposite side at the junction with Keppel Street
Two trial holes on Tottenham Court Road located on the eastern side south of the junction with Torrington Place outside Heals. This will include the suspension of the taxi bays.

New Oxford Street works underway

Work started on the area around New Oxford Street on the 19th March and is expected to be completed by the end of August. Our contractors VolkerHighways will be working on both sides of New Oxford Street, between Tottenham Court Road and Dyott Street as well as the Earnshaw Junction.  

We will be taking up and replacing the paving with granite slabs as well as taking up and re-laying some of the kerbs. We will also be completing the upgrade to the Earnshaw Street junction traffic signals and installing the new pedestrian crossing.  

We will work in small sections to maintain pedestrian access along the footways while also maintaining access to shop entrances and other doorways.  

Buses will continue to use New Oxford Street in both directions during the works, although it will be necessary to suspend bus stops when working close to them. Replacement stops will be provided nearby.

Current Programme: (subject to change as the works progress): 

  • 16th May – 14th July, repave the northern side between Bainbridge Street and Dyott Street, working from Bainbridge to Dyott
  • 11th June – 23rd June, repave the northern side between Tottenham Court Road and Bainbridge Street
  • 18th – 30th June, cabling the new signals at the Earnshaw Street junction and bringing the new pedestrian crossing on the east side into use.
  • 25th June – 30th June, raising the road to footway level across the Bainbridge Street junction. 

5th March 2018: Project works get underway

On Monday 5th March the exciting transformations get underway as work starts on the ground. Our contractors Eurovia will be starting with some initial works on Tottenham Court Road, Gower Street and Princes Circus. This include:

  • removing pedestrian barriers and traffic signal poles 
  • removing and conserving historic street lamp posts along Tottenham Court Road
  • new granite paving laid on New Oxford Street around Centre Point
  • digging trial holes to investigate road structure across the project area
  • basement surveys

Read our latest press release here

18 January 2018: Contractor selected

We’re now one step closer towards beginning construction on one of the West End’s biggest transformations after the preferred contractor to carry out the highways reconfiguration works has been selected. This is a key milestone for the project.

You can read our press release about this here


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