Kingsway fire aftermath

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1912
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Last month, a Londoner asked me to put the following points to you for a response:

'It is now more than six weeks since the fire in Kingsway. The road is still closed northbound and there seems to be little work being done to alleviate the problem. This is causing considerable disruption to those arriving at Waterloo who work in the Holborn area.

What steps is the Mayor taking to expedite the work?'

Answer

Answer for Kingsway fire aftermath

Answer for Kingsway fire aftermath

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Kingsway is a London Borough of Camden road, and currently it is responsible for repairs. The northbound Kingsway carriageway was reopened overnight on Friday 12 June to buses and licensed black taxis only. It remains closed to all private vehicles (including cars) to prevent HGVs / abnormal loads from operating on this stretch in order to comply with temporary weight restrictions. These temporary weight restrictions are likely to be in place while works continue beneath the road surface, and we understand that it is envisaged by LB Camden that these structural repairs will continue until mid-August by when all restrictions should be lifted.

The Strand Underpass is a London Borough of Westminster road. It was reopened overnight on Tuesday 2 June, allowing route 521, which serves Waterloo and Holborn, to be reintroduced.