Around Ealing Spring 2014 - Page 19

SOUTHALL BIG PLAN Help to plan your journey www.ealing.gov.uk/ southallbigplan same time to speed up the process.“ During construction, you will still be able to walk up and down the Broadway and all the other streets in the area, but there will be some inconvenience with temporarily narrower pavements and some uneven surfaces while the work is in progress. Paving inserts TRAVEL AND DIVERSIONS The improvements taking place between the end of July and December is a large piece of work and people are advised to make temporary changes to their travel arrangements. To carry out the work safely, and as quickly as possible, Southall Broadway will be reduced to one-way only, opening back up to two-way traffic by Christmas. Drivers heading west will be diverted around Southall, which will be clearly signposted. Roads around the construction areas, such as Lady Margaret Road, South Road, Beaconsfield Road, Carlyle Avenue, Park Avenue, and the side roads in-between, will all remain open so that it will be possible to access to every street in the area. Traffic in Uxbridge Road heading towards Ealing will continue to flow as normal along Southall Broadway, although drivers may experience some congestion. People using the 207, 427 and 607 bus routes should check the council’s website (www.ealing.gov.uk) before travelling to look for diversion information and to see if your normal bus route and stop have been temporarily changed. There will be no change to bus routes heading towards Ealing. Traffic will doubtless be heavier than usual throughout Southall and drivers are advised to avoid commuting via Southall Broadway and to consider other routes. Also, the side roads might be busier than usual, so you may need to allow more time for your journey and, if possible, travel outside of peak times. As an alternative, and if your destination is just a short distance away, why not try walking or cycling? It is often quicker than you think. MORE INFO ■ www.ealing.gov.uk/ southallbigplan ■ Twitter @SouthallBigPlan ■ Register for Southall updates at www.ealing.gov.uk/register around ealing Summer 2014 19