Both Baker Street and Gloucester Place will still run one-way until early 2019 and stay open to traffic during the works.
The works will be done in phases to keep disruption to a minimum.
View the construction area and live traffic conditions on our traffic status map. Or view the map below for the impact of the works on traffic in the coming months or download the PDF
Phase two will start on 8 January and last until late May 2018. Work will mainly take place on Marylebone Road and the junctions with Baker Street, Gloucester Place and Balcombe Street and at the Baker Street/Park Street/Rossmore Road junction.
During this period, one lane in each direction will be closed along Marylebone Road, between the junctions with Balcombe Street and Baker Street. During peak hours, motorists can expect delays of at least 20 minutes on the approaches to the works.
If you need to drive, please allow more time for your journey. Alternatively, consider using public transport.
While works take place along Marylebone Road (Monday 8 January - late May 2018) there will be no bus lanes in either direction between Balcombe Street and Baker Street. Bus journey times will be protected as far as possible, but delays are expected.
The main temporary changes between Monday 8 January and late May 2018 include:
More detail is below, and can also be seen in the attached map.
Will not serve stop W on Marylebone Road, between Baker Street and Gloucester Place. The nearest alternative is stop D on Marylebone Road at Baker Street station.
Will not serve stop Z on Marylebone Road, between Baker Street and Gloucester Place. The nearest alternative is stop E on Marylebone Road at Baker Street station.
Between 07:00 and 22:00 it will start and finish at Baker Street station, not serving Marylebone Station. Between 22:00 and 07:00 it will run normally.
If you use pay as you go on Oyster or contactless please ask the driver for a transfer ticket.
Stop N on Gloucester Place, outside the Double Tree Hilton Hotel will be closed from 12 February to 11 May 2018. Please use stop K (230m walk north) near George Street to use any of the above routes. There may also be delays through the area as the works continue.
There will be more changes to buses as works continue - please check back here for updates.
Taxis and minicabs will run as normal, but some journey times will be affected by traffic in the area - please plan your journey in advance and leave more time to travel.
The area may be busier than normal. Contact your coach operator for details about possible changes to services, and allow plenty of time to travel.
There will be some footway restrictions on Marylebone Road, and some pavements may be closed or temporary crossings put in place during the works. Signs will guide you through the works area.
Shops and businesses in the area will be open and accessible by foot.
Cyclists will still be able to use Baker Street and Gloucester Place - but you may prefer to use nearby roads.
Baker Street station will stay open.
If you make or receive deliveries in central London, talk to your employees, customers and suppliers ahead of time. You may want to change your delivery schedules to avoid the busiest times, or use alternative routes that avoid busy areas.
The project, which we're delivering in partnership with Westminster City Council, The Portman Estate and Baker Street Quarter Partnership, is designed to make it safer and easier to get around the area.
Rebalancing road space - reducing the dominance of vehicle traffic - will benefit pedestrians and cyclists, and keep traffic flowing while also discouraging high speeds.
Find out more on the Baker Street project page.