Until summer 2017, roads around central London will be busy while we build the East-West Cycle Superhighway. Here's how your journey may be affected.
Work takes place until March 2017 at:
Work takes place until summer 2017 at:
- St James's Park
- Green Park
- Hyde Park
We're also finishing off work between Bridge Street and Tower Hill.
Traffic impact map
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.
Download this map as a PDF:
East West CS traffic impact maps - January and February 2017
We'll need to close Storey's Gate, Great George Street and Horse Guards Road in the following phases:
Monday 9 January 2017 to early February
- Storey's Gate: closed to through traffic (open between Old Queen Street and Broad Sanctuary for local access only)
Early to mid February
- Storey's Gate - permanent change: Southbound only between Great George Street and Old Queen Street
- Great George Street: closed eastbound between Horse Guards Road and Parliament Square
Mid-February to mid-March
- Horse Guards Road: closed northbound, with no access from Great George Street, Storey's Gate or Birdcage Walk
- North Carriage Drive - permanent change: closed westbound
- Bayswater Road: Two-way traffic between Lancaster Terrace and Westbourne Street
- Sussex Gardens: parking suspensions in place
- Westbourne Street - permanent change: no parking
- Some temporary lane closures are in place on Bayswater Road, Sussex Gardens and Westbourne Terrace
- A slip lane from Bayswater Road to Stanhope Terrace is scheduled to open in the New Year. In the meantime, follow signs for vehicle access to Stanhope Terrace
During the works:
- 46: will no longer serve the bus stop on Westbourne Street. The first and last stop will be bus stop LH (Lancaster Gate Station) on Lancaster Terrace
- 94, 148, 390 and N207 will no longer serve bus stop LA (Lancaster Gate Station) on Lancaster Terrace. These routes will serve a new stop on Bayswater Road, outside Lancaster Gate station. 274 will continue to serve bus stop LA (Lancaster Gate Station) on Lancaster Terrace
Buses passing through the affected area may be diverted or delayed. Affected routes include:
For live information on how your bus is running, visit our bus status page or follow @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.
East-West Cycle Superhighway is available for cyclists to use between Tower Hill and Parliament Square. In construction areas, cycle lanes will stay open whenever possible.
In Hyde Park, West Carriage Drive is also open for cyclists in both directions. On South Carriage Drive, westbound cyclists should use Rotten Row as an alternative. As conditions have changed, please take extra care.
Southbound cyclists can now enter the new cycle track at Victoria Gate and continue to the junction with South Carriage Drive.
You can check availability of Santander Cycles using the online docking station map, or visit our cycling section for full information.
Taxis & minicabs
- Delays will be shorter than peak times before 07:00, between 11:00-15:00 and after 19:00
- Taxi drivers should look for alternative routes where
possible, especially during peak hours
- Kerbside access will be available wherever possible during
construction, although at times taxis may not be
able to pick up and set down passengers at certain locations
For up-to-date information for the taxi and private hire industry, follow @TfLTPH on Twitter or visit our taxis and minicabs section.
Coach services using Lancaster Terrace should expect delays. There will also be changes to parking, pick up and drop off arrangements during the project, as well as after its completion.
Contact your coach operator for details about possible changes to services, and allow plenty of time to travel.
Deliveries in London
Part of the route of the East-West Cycle Superhighway is an abnormal
loads route. If you're transporting abnormal loads, contact the
Metropolitan Police as usual.
If you're making or receiving deliveries or servicing premises in affected areas, talk to your customers and suppliers now about making changes to your deliveries or collections.
You can also:
See our Deliveries in London section for information on moving freight efficiently.
To find out more about walking and transport accessibility during major roadworks, see our travel advice for road users page.
Why this is happening
The East-West Cycle Superhighway is designed to improve safety for cyclists, other road users and pedestrians. The benefits will include:
- A wide, substantially segregated, two-way cycle track between Lancaster Gate to Tower Hill
- More pedestrian space with widened footways, traffic islands and bus and coach stops
- Improved pedestrian crossings
For more information on our improvement works visit the East-West Cycle Superhighway project page.