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London gas mains replacement works—traffic and transport around King’s Road

29 January 2016

Works by the National Grid began on 1 February 2016 to replace and upgrade the gas mains on King’s Road, Chelsea.

Works by the National Grid began on 1 February 2016 to replace and upgrade the gas mains on King’s Road, Chelsea. 

Because of the scale of the project the the King’s Road will be one way eastbound to ensure the safety of both road users and workers. Throughout the work all shops and businesses will be open as usual and we will maintain access for deliveries. 

The road closure will be in two phases: 

  • February to April between Gunter Grove and Edith Grove
  • May to September between Stanley Bridge (railway bridge to the west of Lots Road) and Gunter Grove

At all times access will be maintained for residents and businesses. There will also be clearly signed routes open for pedestrians. 

During the road closures signed diversions will be in place and these are summarised below: 

  • February to April - King’s Road will be one way eastbound between Gunter Grove and Edith Grove. This means that westbound traffic will need to go left down Edith Grove and along Cremorne Road to rejoin King’s Road at Gunter Grove. 
  • May to September - King’s Road will be one way eastbound between Stanley Bridge and Gunter Grove. This means that westbound traffic will need to go up Gunter Grove, along Fulham Road and down Harwood Road to rejoin King’s Road. You will not be able to access King’s Road along Lots Road from Cremorne Road. 
  • May to September match days - when Chelsea Football Club is playing at Stamford Bridge the diversion route will continue along Finborough Road, Lillie Road and North End Road. There will be an additional diversion for HGVs along Warwick Road, the A4, North End Road, Fulham Road/Broadway and Harwood Road because of the existing load restriction on Lillie Road bridge. 

You can find out current traffic information at www.tfl.gov.uk/traffic/status/ or check the Transport for London Twitter account @TfL.

There will also be changes to some bus routes and stops. These are summarised below and information will be displayed at bus stops. 

February to April 

  • Routes 11, 22, 328, N11, N22 and N31 - all existing bus stops will be maintained
  • C3 northbound to Earls Court will use its current route and stops
  • C3 southbound to Clapham Junction will be diverted along Edith Grove, Cremorne Road and Lots Road to Chelsea Harbour Avenue. This means it will miss the stop on Lots Road at the end of Burnaby Street and the stop outside of World’s End Health Centre. A temporary stop will be located opposite the Chelsea Academy on Lots Road

May to September 

The westbound bus stop outside the World’s End Health Centre will not be in use.

  • Route 22 will take the diversion up Gunter Grove, along Fulham Road and down Harwood Road. The buses will use the existing stops on Fulham Road. The bus stop on Harwood Road just south of Fulham Road will be suspended to facilitate the diversion route. They will also stop at the bus stop on Gunter Grove which is located at the end of Edith Terrace.
  • Routes 11, N11 and N22 will take the diversion up Gunter Grove, along Fulham Road to Fulham Broadway. They will use the existing bus stops on Fulham Road. They will also stop at the bus stop on Gunter Grove which is located at the end of Edith Terrace. All existing eastbound bus stops will be maintained.
  • The C3 northbound to Earls Court will continue on its usual route and stops. The C3 southbound to Clapham Junction will be diverted along Edith Grove, Cremorne Road and Lots Road to Chelsea Harbour Avenue. This means it will miss the stop on Lots Road at the end of Burnaby Street. A temporary stop will be located opposite the Chelsea Academy on Lots Road.

To find out the latest information about the bus routes, please go to www.tfl.gov.uk/bus/status/ or check the Transport for London Bus Alerts Twitter account @TfLBusAlerts.