From 1 September 2015, Transport for London (TfL) will start work on West Carriage Drive to build a segregated cycle track as part of the East-West Cycle Superhighway. Work to be completed includes:
- Preparation for and building of two way segregated cycle track on eastern side of West Carriage Drive.
- Installing LED lighting to improve visibility. Lighting to be installed will not affect wildlife in the park.
- Improving traffic islands and traffic calming measures for uniformity.
- Additional dedicated horse track.
- Additional pedestrian crossing by the Sackler Gallery.
- Resurfacing and kerb improvement work.
This phase of work is expected to continue until late March 2016.
TfL aim to keep disruption to a minimum, and maintain access where possible, however, the following will apply during work:
- Temporary traffic signals will be in place in 100 metre sections in various locations. These will control one lane of alternating northbound or southbound traffic.
- Vehicular traffic will be slowed to 20 mph for safety.
- Some temporary closures of West Carriage Drive may be required between 8:00 pm and 5:00 am.
- Some cycle lanes will be closed for cyclist safety during work, diversions will be provided and clearly signed.
- Some parking bays will be temporarily suspended.
- Pedestrian footways will be narrowed or closed and alternatives will be provided.