Baker Street / Portman Square

Baker Street and Gloucester Place Two Way Scheme and how it may impact you

Notification of Upcoming Resurfacing Works  

Resurfacing works will be taking place along Park Road from Rossmore Road to Ivor Place on Saturday 21st July between 08:00 and 18:00. Construction has been scheduled during the day to avoid overnight activities. Park Road will be closed for the duration of the works and southbound traffic will be diverted via St John's Wood Road and Edgware Road. Ivor Place will remain closed in accordance with ongoing works. The team will also be resurfacing part of Taunton Place on Sunday 22nd July. Taunton Place will be closed to traffic and a signed diversion will be in place. Pedestrian access to properties will be maintained at all times on both days. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 
This week

Baker Street
At the junction with Blandford Street on the south-east corner paving works are continuing. Thames Water are aware of the second water leak that was reported last week and have added it to their maintenance schedule. Bus Stop J (outside 24 Baker Street – Royal China) has been reopened.  

Works at Bickenhall Street are partly completed and our team will be moving to south of Porter Street from next week. Bus Stops F and G outside 110-122 Baker Street have been temporarily suspended in order to facilitate the works.
Finally, at the Fitzhardinge Street junction paving works have been completed on the north-east corner and works related to the installation of the new kerb line and traffic signals are now being completed on the south-east corner. Next week our signals team will be on site installing the new set of traffic signals which are scheduled to be commissioned on Friday 27th July.

Dorset Square (south east corner of the square)
Excavation activity is continuing on the south-west corner of the junction with Gloucester Place in preparation for the new kerb line and paving.  

Gloucester Place
Next week a number of the new lighting columns along Gloucester Place will be connected to the electricity network. In preparation for this, our lighting team will be starting localised excavations near to the new lighting columns later this week. The purpose of this is to find the point of connection as defined by UK Power Networks. Once the columns are connected to the power supply, the excavation will be backfilled and the new lanterns will be connected. This activity will be happening along the length of Gloucester Place from Portman Square to Park Road.

Park Road
Ivor Place remains closed at the Park Road junction where our team are continuing with paving and kerb works. Our team is also excavating on the eastern side of the junction and Park Road has been reduced to one lane southbound. At the north-west corner of the junction with Rossmore Road, paving and gully works remain ongoing.  

Site Photo
We have included an image of the works below. 
Ongoing works at the junction with Park Road and Ivor Place. 
Next week

Baker Street 
Works at the Blandford Street, Fitzhardinge and Porter Street junctions will be ongoing. Lane closures on Baker Street will continue at the junctions with Fitzhardinge Street, Blandford Street, and Porter Street. Bus Stops F and G outside 110-112 Baker Street will be temporarily suspended. At the junction of Fitzhardinge Street the team will be installing the new traffic signals, so expect lane closures on both sides of Baker Street.

Dorset Square (south-east corner of the square)
Works will be continuing on the south-west corner of the junction with Gloucester Place in preparation for the installation of the new kerb line and paving. 

Gloucester Place
UK Power Networks will be connecting a number of the new lighting columns to the electricity network. Our lighting team will be assisting UK Power Networks with the new connections and adjustments to the lanterns. Please expect lane closures on Gloucester Place.

Orchard Street
From Monday 30th July our team will be commencing with paving works to the footways on the western side of Orchard Street south of Portman Square. One lane will be closed along Orchard Street between Portman Square and Oxford Street. Additionally the taxi bay outside Marks and Spencer will be temporarily suspended. Access to properties will be maintained at all times and temporary pedestrian walkways will be installed. Portman Mews South will be kept open throughout. Dates for works to the footways on the eastern side of Orchard Street will be confirmed in future updates. 

Park Road
From Monday 23rd July new works will be commencing at the junction with Baker Street - Park Road - Clarence Gate. This is one of the largest junctions in the scheme, therefore works will be phased to minimise disruption, continuing until Christmas. The first area of works will be the central islands in Park Road and Allsop Place. During the initial two weeks of construction bus services 74 and N74 will be diverted to accommodate changes to the kerb line. Please keep an eye on TfL Bus notifications for affected services.

Ivor Place will remain closed from Glentworth Street to Park Road until the 6th August. The marked diversion route is via Glentworth Street, Melcombe Place, Harewood Avenue, Rossmore Road and Park Road. Furthermore the bus stand opposite Ivor Place will remain closed. 

Sewer strengthening works being undertaken by Thames Water are continuing and are scheduled to be completed by the end of September. Their compound is located in the east of Baker Street and along Porter Street. Enquiries can be directed to Thames Water: 0800 316 9800. 

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Daniel Parsons
Baker Street Two Way Communications Team
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