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Baker Street Two Way - Work Starts 24th July

The Baker Street Two Way scheme starts on July 24. Below is a letter from the Baker Street Two Way project team explaining what will be happening and the implications for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.


We are pleased to inform you that the Baker Street Two Way project will start on the 24th July. Please find attached a leaflet outlining some further information.

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We are pleased to inform you that the Baker Street Two Way project will start on the 24th July. Please find attached a leaflet outlining some further information.

Detail about the specific junction impacts are shown below.

Junctions
The first junctions that we plan to start works on are

1. Gloucester Place / Blandford St (24th July – early August)
2. Gloucester Place / Bickenhall Street (24th July – mid-September)
3. Gloucester Place / Ivor Place (24th July – mid-October)
4. Melcombe Street / Great Central Street / Boston Place (31st July – early October)

Please note road works on Baker Street itself are expected to begin in January 2018.

Some temporary changes will apply during the road works, including lane closures and turning restrictions. Some parking and loading bays will also be temporarily suspended; these will be clearly signed so, if you usually park in an affected area, please move your vehicle in advance. Where junctions are temporarily closed, diversion routes will be clearly signed.

A breakdown of the information relevant to these immediately affected junctions is provided below:

  • Gloucester Place - Blandford Street (one lane out of three on Gloucester Place will be closed);

· From 24 July – late July: Some parking bays will be temporarily suspended on the north side of Blandford St (outside number 42).

· From late July – early August: Some parking bays will be temporarily suspended on the western side of Gloucester Place, along with the single yellow line facility.

  • Gloucester Place - Bickenhall Street (one lane out of three on Gloucester Place will be closed);

· From 24 July for approx. 4 weeks: Closure of Salisbury Place at the junction of Thornton Place. Diversion through Thornton Place, York Street – Gloucester Place; Salisbury Place will operate two-way between Gloucester Place and Thornton Place to maintain local access.

· From 24 July for approx. 8 weeks: Some parking bays will be temporarily suspended on the south side of the Bickenhall Street junction with Gloucester Place, so that site equipment and facilities can be stored.

· From early September for approx. 2 weeks: some parking bays will be temporarily suspended on the north side of Bickenhall Street.

  • Gloucester Place - Ivor Place (one lane out of three on Gloucester Place will be closed);

· From 24 July for approx. 6 weeks – Ivor place will be closed eastbound from Linhope Street to Gloucester Place (diversion through Linhope Street, Huntsworth Mews, Gloucester Place). A loading bay will also be suspended on Gloucester Place, south of Ivor Place (outside 171-173).

· From 24 July to mid October: some parking bays will be temporarily suspended so that site equipment and facilities can be stored (outside 179 Ivor Place).

· From early September for approx. 3 weeks – the loading bay on Gloucester Place outside no.s 162-166 will be temporarily suspended. Parking bays will be suspended on Ivor Place (north side outside Francis Holland School).

· From late September for approx. 3 weeks – parking bays will be temporarily suspended on Gloucester Place (outside no.s 172-182) and on Ivor Place (north side outside Francis Holland School).

  • Melcombe Place, Great Central Street, Boston Place.

· From 31 July – late August, Great Central Street will be closed to northbound traffic; the diversion for northbound traffic will be clearly signed via Marylebone Road, Gloucester Place and Dorset Square. Some parking bays will be temporarily suspended on Great Central Street.

· From late August – early October, Boston Place will be closed to all traffic at the junction of Melcombe Place; the diversion will be fully signed via Ivor Place, Balcombe Street, Dorset Square and Melcombe Place. There will also be advanced warning signage.

· From 31 July – early October: some parking bays on the eastern side of Great Central Street will be suspended so that site equipment and facilities can be stored.

Please go to http://www.bakerstreettwoway.co.uk/#building for further details of what is outlined above.

Deliveries and servicing
Given the expected delays in the area during the works, local businesses should consider taking actions to help minimise the impact to their operation.

1. Understand what deliveries and servicing trips your business receives.

2. Reduce deliveries and servicing trips by streamlining your suppliers and the number of visits they make to your premises, and/or reducing personal deliveries to your employees.

3. Speak to your supplier about whether they can:
· Re-time their deliveries and servicing trips to avoid the busiest time between 7am-10am.
· Revise mode. It may be possible to modify either the mode of transport needed for deliveries or collections or the type of delivery itself. Ask your suppliers whether they can deliver by a different type of transport such as walking or cycling where possible.

4. Communicate changes to your employees and suppliers.

Bus passengers
There are a number of bus routes which may be affected by the works on Gloucester Place and Baker Street and Marylebone Road, including:

2/N2, 13, 18/N18, 27, 30, 74/N74, 113/N113, 139, 189, 205/N205, 274, 453

Please allow more time for journeys through the area while the works continue. Some bus stops may also be temporarily suspended or relocated. These will be clearly signed, while live bus service updates are available from tfl.gov.uk/bus/status

The following changes will apply between 24 July and mid-November, while Thames Water works continue on Baker Street and Park Road:

· Route 74/N74 – temporary changes to first and last stops

- Towards Putney: will start from stop F on Baker Street, near the junction with York Street
- Towards Baker Street: will terminate at stop W on Glentworth Street

· Routes 139 and 189 – temporary diversion
- Will be diverted from Lisson Grove, at the junction of Rossmore Road. Rossmore Road eastbound and Baker Street (between Rossmore Road and Marylebone Road) will not be served for the duration of the Thames Water works

Please note these changes to bus routes are due to Thames Water works. You will find more information on these Thames Water works below.

Walking

  • At times, there may be temporary crossings in place or closures of sections of the footway. Signage will be in place to safely guide you through the works area.
  • Shops and businesses in the area will be open throughout the works, and pedestrian access will be maintained to all properties.

Cycling
Cyclists will still be able to use the normal traffic lanes, however you may find a more pleasant cycle journey using adjacent local roads.

Cyclists travelling east to west can use

1. The London Cycle Network (LCN) Route 0, which brings cyclists east west along Seymour Street, Portman Square and Wigmore Street.
2. The LCN Route 40, which feeds cyclists from Crawford Street.

Cyclists travelling north to south can use:

3. Great Cumberland – Bryanston Square – Enford Street – Harewood Avenue, which connects with Seymour and Crawford for connections east to west on the London Cycle Network.
4. James St – Marylebone High Street, which connects with east to west routes at Wigmore and Crawford Street

Tube and Rail

Tube and Rail services are unaffected by the works. Access to Baker Street tube station will be maintained throughout the works.

Other works in the area - Thames Water

Please note that Thames Water will be starting works to replace a major water main along Baker Street and Park Road from 24 July 2017 for approximately three months. Some lane closures and temporary changes will be in place so please allow more time for journeys through the area.

Further information about how this may affect you will be circulated in another update, scheduled for the 17th July. From then on you will receive weekly emails every Thursday afternoon (unless you unsubscribe).

Kind regards
Baker Street Two Way Communications Manager

www.BakerStreetTwoWay.co.uk

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