Two Way Switch February 2019
This project is now complete so Baker Street and Gloucester Place are both open to two- way traffic.
Gloucester Place is now numbered as the A4380 and Baker Street is numbered as the A41. Drivers and cyclists must remain vigilant whilst using the new road layout. When crossing the road, pedestrians should remember to look both ways. Marshals will be on hand to help pedestrians between 07:00 and 22:00, at every junction along the scheme in the first few weeks. Additionally new signage has been installed and road markings at pedestrian crossings to provide a visual warning to users.
Drivers can familiarise themselves with the permitted traffic movements at every junction along the scheme by looking at this diagram:Proposed Turns
More information can be found on the dedicated website: http://www.bakerstreettwoway.co.uk/
This project will open Baker Street and Gloucester Place to two-way traffic. The works started in July 2017 and should be completed in stages in order to mitigate any disruption. The junction modification works will continue until late 2018 and will be followed by a switch from one-way to two-way working in early 2019.
During the initial works Baker Street and Gloucester Place will continue to operate one-way and remain open to traffic while the works continue, although temporary changes will apply, including temporary lane closures, turning restrictions and some parking, loading and bus stop suspensions.Pedestrian access to properties will be maintained throughout the duration of the works and access for emergency vehicles will not be affected. Shops and businesses throughout the area will remain open. Cyclists will still be able to travel along Baker Street and Gloucester Place though adjacent roads may offer a more pleasant journey while works are on-going.
Roads in the surrounding area are expected to be busier than usual while works are in place. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.
For more information about how your journey may be affected, please visit TfL’s travel advice webpage – www.tfl.gov.uk/baker-street-roadworks