PREPARE for a summer and autumn of disruption if you’re a regular user of Southall Broadway.
Work is about to begin on the final phase of a major project to improve safety in the Broadway, and Ealing Council is advising road users to consider alternative routes.
From next Monday, it will be closed to westbound traffic, between South Road and Stanley Road, and temporary traffic arrangements will be put in place, which will be signposted. Work is expected to take until December. Bus routes 427 and 607, towards Hillingdon, will be following temporary diversion routes which, according to Transport for London, could add 20 minutes to journey times.
The last stop for route 207 will be Southall Park instead of Hayes Bypass.
Drivers heading west towards Hayes will be diverted around Southall, to allow engineers to instal four islands and resurface the road.
There will also be wider pavements, better street lights, benches and new bins installed, as well as trees planted along The Broadway.
Roads around the construction area will remain open and it will still be possible to walk up and down The Broadway and access all other streets in the area.
Traffic on Uxbridge Road heading towards Ealing will continue to flow as normal along Southall Broadway, although drivers may experience some additional delays.
The works are part of an £11m project to regenerate Southall, supported by Ealing Council, the Mayor of London and Transport for London.
Construction activity has been phased to minimise disruption . Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, said: “This stretch of Southall Broadway is notoriously one of the worst pedestrian collision hotspots in the borough, and for the past eight months we’ve been working hard to make it safer.
“This final phase of work will not only improve road safety by changing driver behaviour, but also make it easier for people to cross safely, when they like, and where they like, by doing it in halves instead of waiting for a signal crossing.”
To find out more , including help to plan your journey visit: www.ealing.gov.uk/southallbigplan For full details on local bus diversions visit: www.tfl.gov.uk/southall-broadway