Many of you will be aware that from Monday 7th August for five nights, Wood Green High Road will be closed to traffic from 8pm nightly. Following recent enquiries regarding the closure, Whilst the Council has letter dropped to many businesses and residents, the BID has been in discussions with the Council and the following additional information has been provided which answers many of the questions we have been asked.
The Road closure will start on Monday 7th August from 8pm to Friday 11th August. The Road will be open to traffic as normal throughout the daytime. Predestrian access is not effected. This is so the council Highways team can carry out a large amount of repairs to the road in one go.
Questions and Answers
Where about will the road be closed ?
The High Road will be closed from 8pm nightly between the traffic lights at Wood Green Station (Junction with Station Road and Lordship Lane) to Turnpike Lane Station (Junction with Turnpike Lane and Westbury Avenue)
Will buses still be running after 8pm ?
All buses which normally operate through the high road area will be on diversion. You will need to use the bus stops either higher up the High Road (near Wood Green Station, Lordship Lane or Station Road), or from Turnpike Lane area. All bus stops in the closure area will not be served after 8pm. Buses will be diverted using station Road, Mayes Road, Lordship Lane, Turnpike Lane and Westbury Ave.
While it stated the whole road is being closed for five nights, why cannot this be done in sections ?
The benefits of the planned full closure are that more jobs can be done in a shorter timeframe. From a traffic management perspective, to shut part of the High Road is akin to shutting all of it, in that there is no other way for carriageway traffic to traverse from one end to the other. With this in mind, and the plan to allow access for deliveries we feel the programme offers the best balance between road disruption and desired outcomes.
What is the plan for accessibility ?
If you have guests or visitors who need access to the high Road during the closure, customers in this situation can speak to the marshals at the closure points and be allowed through.
Can I still get my deliveries and what about delivery riders ?
The closure points will be access only. At each end will be a marshal that can allow deliveries through for businesses (as well as food delivery vehicles). Once inside the closure there will be temporary traffic signals to ensure that any carriageway users are kept safe. (NOTE: During the works, these may be taking place near to your premises which could disrupt the deliveries getting close to your store.)
Delivery Riders can access via either end of the High Road which is being mashalled after 8pm but this is for PICK UP ONLY. They are not to hang around within the High Road area.
Will it be noisy all night ?
The Council have asked the contractors to finish any noisy works before 11pm.