On Monday 7 January, TfL will start work to improve the junction of Edgware Road with Burwood Place and Harrowby Street, to make it safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road. The scheme forms part of a network of Cycle Grid Quietways in London, with this stretch linking linking Bayswater to Marylebone.
Pedestrians will be able to cross Edgware Road on either side of the junction (for example from Barclays to Argos) on a single green man phase, without waiting in the central reservation. Both Burwood Place and Harrowby Street will be made one way at the junction, allowing traffic to turn into these roads from Edgware Road but will not be able to exit onto Edgware Road.
The works will be carried out in phases:
- The first phase will start on Monday 7 January, lasting a week and seeing lane closures on Edgware Road northbound and southbound. Both Burwood Place and Harrowby Street will be closed at Edgware Road with traffic on diversion.
- Phase two of the works that start on 15 January will go on until 12 February 2019 and will see lane closures on Edgware Road removed as work is concentrated at Burwood Place; but both Burwood Place and Harrowby Street will remain closed at Edgware Road.
- Phase three will see the main works move to Harrowby Street on 13 February until 7 March, with both Burwood Place and Harrowby Street remaining closed at Edgware Road.
- Phase four will start on 8 March and will last the rest of the month. There will be lane closures on Edgware Road northbound and southbound and both Burwood Place and Harrowby Street will remain closed at Edgware Road.
The works will finish with night time resurfacing at the junction on 25 and 26 March 2019. Edgware Road will be closed northbound on the first night and southbound on the second night. Diversions will be signposted. Bus stop EJ on Edgware Road will be closed for phases one and four above. Parking suspensions will apply to bays on Harrowby Street and Burwood Place throughout the works.
Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the work, with temporary crossings in place close to the junction.