Walthamstow road works

MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What publicity was given to people prior to the recent road works that have taken place in Walthamstow, which necessitated the closure of bus stops? And what temporary bus stop arrangements were made to ensure that passengers were not unduly affected by the roadworks?


Answer for Walthamstow road works

Answer for Walthamstow road works

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Borough of Waltham Forest has been carrying out the works in the Walthamstow area as part of the borough improvement works. TfL has been kept informed at all times through site meetings and emails where the works impacted on the bus service.

As part of the communication strategy, residents and businesses affected were notified via letter drops ten days in advance.  Advance warning signs have also been provided at suitable locations to inform motorists and cyclists of the works.

Works include the provision of raised speed tables, footway refurbishment, bus shelter improvements, traffic signal modernisation, review of existing carriageway markings and other public realm improvements, including the regeneration works in Hoe Street/High Street.  The works associated with the footway and the bus shelters started on the west side of Hoe Street north on Monday, 10 March 2014.

Where possible, when a stop was required to be closed for safety reasons, due to the proximity of works, a temporary stop has been placed either prior to or after the closed stop. The closed stop would then have a notice on it advising passengers to use the temporary stop nearby.

When it has not been possible to site a temporary stop due to safety concerns for both the travelling public and other road users, publicity has been posted into the timetable frames of the closed stops advising passengers where to catch their buses from; either the next available stop, or in the case of a diversion, the stop where they can catch a bus along the diversionary route.

The current phase of works is scheduled for completion in five weeks and discussions are continuing on the remaining phases of the works.