Major New Year roadworks at Shepherds Bush

13 December 2012

Residents, commuters and road users are being warned about a series of major, essential roadworks in Shepherds Bush early in the New Year.

A month-long closure of a westbound section of Shepherds Bush Green is planned from Monday 28 January so that National Grid, working with Skanska, can replace aging metal gas mains with tough new plastic pipes on the eastern far corner of the Green.

It means the road will be closed to westbound traffic from Monday 28 January to Monday 25 February, with diversions in place and the potential for serious traffic disruption across Shepherds Bush and into neighbouring Kensington and Chelsea.

The project will take place in three phases, beginning on Monday 14 January 2013.

Phase one: 14 to 28 January
Preparatory work will be carried out in Shepherds Bush Green with one single lane closed outside W12 Shopping Centre.

Phase two: 28 January to 25 February
The westbound carriageway of Shepherds Bush Green will be completely closed between Holland Park Roundabout and the W12 Shopping Centre.

Signed diversions, up to the A40 and down Old Oak Road then Askew Road, will be in place and engineering teams will be working extended hours, seven days a week, to get the job completed as soon as possible.

The bus stops on Shepherds Bush Green, near the W12 Shopping Centre, will be suspended and some local bus services will change during this time.

Phase three: from Monday 25 February for approximately eight weeks
Single lane closures will continue on both Uxbridge Road (opposite Shepherds Bush station) and Shepherds Bush Green (outside W12 Shopping centre) as further gas main replacement work is carried out.

Computerised signs will give road users up-to-date information on how the work is progressing and there will be clearly signposted diversions during the project.

The diversion route takes motorists travelling from Holland Park Avenue and Holland Road up to West Cross, the A40 Westway, Old Oak Road and Askew Road. The bus lane from Uxbridge Road to Shepherds Bush Green will remain open to all traffic while the closure is in place.

National Grid will be sending letters to local residents and businesses at the start of the New Year and will regularly update them throughout the project. Local bus passengers will also be updated about any changes to their bus routes.