Baker Street / Portman Square

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

This week

Carriageway resurfacing works were completed on Monday along the Blandford Street and George Street approaches to the two respective junctions with Baker Street.  

Baker Street
On the eastern side of Baker Street, between Allsop Place and Melcombe Street, works to renew the footway are continuing and involve the replacement of the paving and kerb line. At the Melcombe Street junction, works on the north-west corner were completed earlier this week. Please note that this junction is not yet complete and our team will be returning once the aforementioned works on Baker Street are finished. Bus Stop A has now reopened, although Bus Stop B, outside the tube station, is now temporarily suspended.  

Works to install the new footway paving on the western side of Baker Street between York Street and Crawford Street have now been completed. Construction activity has now moved north along Baker Street between Bickenhall Street and York Street. This again involves the replacement of the footway paving and kerb line on the western side of the carriageway.  

At the Dorset Street junction, construction activity is continuing on the south-west corner where the installation of the new kerb line, paving and traffic signals is continuing.    

At the junction with George Street, works are finished with the exception of a small area on the north-east corner for remedial paving works. The new traffic signals were commissioned on Monday.   

Between George Street and Robert Adam Street, on the eastern side of Baker Street, excavation activity is now underway. This is part of works to renew the kerb line and the paving on the footway. The small section of paving works reported last week at the junction with Robert Adam Street are now concluded. 

Gloucester Place 
At the junction with Dorset Street, paving and kerb works are continuing on the north-east corner. Due to the proximity of utility services to the road surface, our team are restricted to hand digging, so construction progress will be slower than anticipated. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. It is now anticipated that works at this corner will be completed towards the end of next week.  

Oxford Street
At the junction with Orchard Street and North Audley Street, a small section of remedial paving works is ongoing on the north-west corner outside Marks and Spencer, whilst on the north-east corner (outside Selfridges) works are ongoing. Bus stops BZ and BB are temporarily suspended to facilitate these works.   

Please note that FM Conway are also relaying the footway on the northern side of Oxford Street, outside Selfridges, heading east. These works are separate from the Baker Street and Gloucester Place Two Way Scheme.    

At the junction with Portman Street and Park Street, paving and traffic signal installation work is in progress on the north-eastern corner. Please note that some street lighting / bus shelter works will be undertaken at a future date on the north-west corner, outside the Amba Hotel. Towards Marble Arch, paving works along Oxford Street are also ongoing.

Please note that bus stop closures remain in place. Passengers should refer to the information displayed in the bus shelters for further updates. 

Park Road
On the section of Park Road between Ivor Place and Baker Street, the team are currently working on the south-west and north-west corners, undertaking drainage works, and laying the new paving for the widened footway. Additionally traffic signal installation work is underway on the junction with Baker Street near Regent's Park, where the team is working on the northern part and on the Allsop Place approach. 

Site Photos
We have included some images of the works below. 
Completed works at the Baker Street / Melcombe Street junction looking west along Melcombe Street. 
Ongoing footway works south of Bickenhall Street, looking south
along Baker Street.  
New traffic signals at the Baker Street / George Street junction looking east along George Street. 
Construction work on the north-east corner of the Gloucester Place / Dorset Street junction. 
Next week

Baker Street 
Works to replace the footway paving and kerb line will be continuing at three locations:
  • on the eastern side of Baker Street between Allsop Place and Melcombe Street;
  • on the western side of Baker Street between Bickenhall Street and York Street; and
  • on the eastern side of Baker Street between George Street and Robert Adam Street.
Additionally works on the south-west corner of the Dorset Street junction are expected to be completed toward the end of next week, after which the team will start works on the north-west corner. 

Gloucester Place 
Towards the end of next week, works will be starting on the south-west corner at the junction with Dorset Street where the team will start excavating the old surface in preparation for the installation of the new kerb line and paving.  Please note that the team will move the lane closure to the western side of Gloucester Place to facilitate these works.

Oxford Street
At the junction with Orchard Street and North Audley Street, and at the junction with Portman Street and Park Street, works will be moving to the south-west corners (outside Zara and Primark). Additionally paving works will be taking place along Oxford Street towards Marble Arch.
 
Park Road
Footway widening, drainage, kerb construction, and traffic signal installation work will be continuing along the section of Park Road between Ivor Place and Baker Street. Additionally works will be continuing on the junction with Baker Street near Regent’s Park, on the northern part and on the Allsop Place approach. From next week the team will also commence works in the central island. This will reduce capacity in Park Road from 3 to 2 lanes southbound. Works in the central island are expected to last for 3 weeks.
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 by Thames Water are continuing on Baker Street north of Porter Street, with Porter Street closed to traffic. Thames Water plans to complete the works by mid-December. Enquiries can be directed to Thames Water: 0800 316 9800.


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

www.BakerStreetTwoWay.co.uk
 
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