The Royal Parks and LOCOG are working together to improve Blackheath Gate and a number of roads and paths in Greenwich Park. The Royal Parks assessed the roads and paths in Greenwich Park before the London 2012 events and in December 2012, after the venue was removed. This determined that the condition of some roads and paths had deteriorated during the Games. In addition to this, the initial assessment identified that routine repair works were required in some areas.
These repairs, which will be completed by 28th March, will ensure that the roads and paths are improved beyond their pre-Games condition.
Find out more about Greenwich Park reinstatement and access.
Vehicle and Cycle access
The Avenue, from St. Mary's Gate to the Royal Observatory, will be improved beyond its pre-Games condition. In order to achieve this it will be closed to vehicles and cyclists until 28th March; a diversion route will operate during this period. Car parking will be available on Blackheath Avenue throughout; however as a result of improvement works to Blackheath Gate, which are set to start on 4th February, temporary traffic lights will be installed and a one way system will operate.
A number of paths in the park will be repaired between now and 28th March, however pedestrian access will be maintained wherever possible. For example, when The Avenue (between St. Mary's Gate and The Royal Observatory) closes to vehicles for repair, pedestrian access will be maintained along the footpaths.