The Albert Memorial

Timetable

The project began in January 2009 and was completed in December 2011.

This may seem a long time for one road but this was no ordinary repaving scheme.

We kept the road open to traffic and pedestrians at all times during construction by re-directing vehicles to one side of the road whilst re-paving the other side and then changing over as we complete the whole width of the road as a single surface.

We have future-proofed the road against being dug up again for many, many years.

Project milestones

  • January 2009 - Start of south Kensington traffic management scheme
  • August 2009 - Switch to two way traffic north of South Kensington station
  • November 2009 - Switch to two way traffic south of South Kensington station
  • December 2009 - South Kensington traffic management scheme complete
  • Febuary 2010 - Exhibition Road project launched
  • March 2010 - First edition of Exhibition Road Newsletter
  • April 2010 - South Kensington discussion begins
  • June 2010 - The first of the patterned granite is laid
  • June 2010 - Guide dogs join forces with us
  • September 2010 - Transport for London confirm their plans for buses in South Kensington
  • October 2010 - The Future of Exhibition Road discussion begins
  • November 2010 - South Kensington joins the cycle hire scheme
  • November 2010 - RBKC Planning Committee approve new site for Bartok statue
  • December 2010 - Norman Baker MP visits Exhibition Road
  • January 2011 - National Grid finish their work on Cromwell Road
  • Februaury 2011 - new paving programme
  • March 2011 - new trees planted outside Montorse Court and in front of South Kensington station
  • May 2011 - the first seven new lighting masts are installed
  • June 2011 - South Kensington open for business
  • July 2011 - real life testing proves that corduroy delineator works
  • September 2011 - all the new lighting masts are installed
  • October 2011 - traffic running in new permanent arrangement 
  • December 2011 - works finish and road fully open
  • December 2011 - end of works celebration time capsule buried
  • February 2012 - Mayor of London officially opens Exhibition Road