Baker Street / Portman Square

Baker Street and Gloucester Place Two Way Scheme and how it may impact you

This week

Baker Street
On Monday the new traffic signals were commissioned at the junction with Blandford Street, where there is a small section of drainage works left to complete. This is anticipated to be completed by the end of this week. Paving works south of Porter Street remain ongoing. 

Construction activity is also ongoing at the junction with George Street, where our team are undertaking traffic installation work and kerbing / paving activity. Our team have been limited to hand digging due to the number of cables located under the road surface. 

Finally two new sets of works have started: one at the junction with Melcombe Street; and the other at the junction with Dorset Street. In both cases the existing traffic signals have been decommissioned and temporary traffic signals have been erected. At the junction with Dorset Street excavation activity is underway on the eastern side of the junction. 

Dorset Square - junction with Gloucester Place south-east of the square
At the junction with Gloucester Place the new traffic signals were commissioned on Monday which means that the junction is now largely complete except for some residual paving works near the Allsop Arms Pub. These are expected to be completed by the end of this week. Finally, the coach stop at the Allsop Arms Pub is closed because of emergency gas works and will open by the end of this week once these works are complete. 

Orchard Street
Kerbing and paving works are continuing along the footway on the western side of the carriageway to the south of Portman Square. To facilitate these works a lane closure is in place between Portman Square and Oxford Street.

Oxford Street
At the junction with Portman Street / Park Street our team are in the process of removing the central islands whilst at the junction with Orchard Street / North Audley Street construction activity is situated on the south-east corner opposite Tag Heuer. Please note that access to all properties is being maintained throughout the construction period.

Park Road
Issues with the street-lighting at the junction with Rossmore Road mean that works are continuing and are now expected to be completed towards the end of next week. At the junction with Baker Street and Allsop Place, near to Clarence Gate, paving and kerbing works are underway on the north-east corner near Regent’s Park.   

Site Photos
We have included some images of the works below. 
Completed works on Gloucester Place next to Dorset Square looking north.   
Ongoing works along Baker Street near the York Street junction looking south. 
Ongoing works at Oxford Street opposite Selfridges looking east. 
Next week

Resurfacing Works 21st - 23rd September
Carriageway resurfacing works will be taking place on Baker Street at the junctions with Blandford Street, Fitzhardinge Street and Wigmore Street between 19:00 on Friday 21st September to 15:00 on Sunday 23rd September. Works have been scheduled to take place throughout the weekend in order to avoid weekday overnight activities. The junctions with Blandford Street and Fitzhardinge Street will be closed during the weekend, together with a section of Wigmore Street between Seymour Mews and Portman Square. All Baker Street southbound traffic will be diverted via Edgware Road. Pedestrian access to all properties will be maintained throughout the works.

Baker Street 
Construction activity with the current lane closures will be continuing at the junctions with Dorset Street, George Street, Porter Street, and Melcombe Street.

Orchard Street
Paving works will be ongoing along the western side of Orchard Street outside Marks and Spencer and Pret A Manger. 

Oxford Street
Excavation works in preparation for the installation of the new kerb line and paving will be continuing along Oxford Street between the junction with Portman Street / Park Street and the junction with Orchard Street / North Audley Street. The pedestrian crossing on the western side of the Portman Street junction will be closed whilst our team reconstruct the central island.

Park Road
Works outside the Flower Station at the Rossmore Road junction are now anticipated to be completed towards the end of next week subject to issues with the street-lighting being resolved. Kerbing and paving works will be taking place on the north-east corner of the junction with Baker Street and Allsop Place, near to Clarence Gate. 

Portman Square
In preparation for the resurfacing that will be taking place next weekend, works to address the kerb line will be undertaken along Portman Square between the junction with Fitzhardinge Street and the junction with Wigmore Street, outside Orchard Court.  
Notification of Upcoming Resurfacing Works 28th - 30th September

Carriageway resurfacing works will be taking place on Melcombe Place, the southern section of Dorset Square and Melcombe Street between 19:00 on Friday 28th September to 15:00 on Sunday 30th September. Works have been scheduled to take place throughout the weekend in order to avoid weekday overnight activities. The following sections will be closed during the weekend:
  • Melcombe Place, from Marylebone Station to Dorset Square;
  • The southern section of Dorset Square;
  • The junctions of Melcombe Place with Gt Central Street and Balcombe Street; and
  • Melcombe Street from Glentworth Street to Gloucester Place.
Gloucester Place will remain open for the duration of works. Pedestrian access to all properties will be maintained throughout the works.
Other

The Allsop Place Water Fountain is currently undergoing restoration as part of the listed building consent that Westminster City Council has received. Following the restoration, the fountain will be reinstalled. 

Sewer strengthening works being undertaken by Thames Water are continuing and are scheduled to be completed by the end of September. Their compound is located in the east of Baker Street and along Porter Street. Enquiries can be directed to Thames Water: 0800 316 9800. 

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lease visit TfL's website:
www.tfl.gov.uk/baker-street-roadworks

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Daniel Parsons
Baker Street Two Way Communications Team
 
BakerStreet2W@wsp.com

www.BakerStreetTwoWay.co.uk
 
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