Two Major Roadworks Taking Place Near Clapham Junction

Significant delays expected in the surrounding area

Significant delays expected due to roadworks
Significant delays expected due to roadworks. Picture: James E. Petts

Road users and bus passengers are being reminded that two sets of major road works are to begin in Clapham Junction from Monday 28 June.

Separate projects are being carried out by both Transport for London and Wandsworth Council and both will commence on the same day. The works are being co-ordinated in an attempt to minimise disruption and inconvenience for the travelling public.

The two projects are:

1. Lavender Hill / Elspeth Road / Latchmere Road Junction

Transport for London is carrying out improvements at this key interchange. The works are due to start next Monday and are likely to take up to 14 weeks, subject to favourable weather.

The TfL scheme includes:

• Providing cycle segregation in the eastern arm of Lavender Hill with a two-stage right turn for cycles from the eastern arm of Lavender Hill into Latchmere Road.

• Banning the left turn movement (except cycles) from the eastern arm of Lavender Hill into Elspeth Road, replacing the dedicated left-turn lane with a footway build-out and green infrastructure and sustainable drainage system (SuDS), thereby shortening two pedestrian crossings.

• Reducing ‘ahead’ lanes from two to one in the eastern and western arms of Lavender Hill to remove merging on exit from the junction.

• Widening of all pedestrian crossings.

• Early release signal priority for cycles on the eastern and southern arms of the junction.

• Relocating a loading bay to remove a pinch point for cyclists on the western arm of Lavender Hill.

• Removing a parking bay on Latchmere Road.

• Providing a 20mph speed limit along Elspeth Road including at the Lavender Hill / Latchmere Road / Elspeth Road junction.

The majority of these works take place between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays, with some extended working hours and night works to minimise the impact on travelling. Resurfacing works will take place for a week in mid-September and TfL will need to close parts of the junction for these works. Further information on this aspect of the scheme will be published nearer the time.

Further information can be found at Residents and businesses with questions or concerns they wish to raise should contact the Transport for London customer services team on 0343 222 1234 or visit

2. St John’s Hill Bridge closure

The council is carrying out repairs and strengthening upgrades to this road bridge over the railway tracks, which include waterproofing, carriageway resurfacing and footway relaying. The council says the works are essential to ensure the continued structural integrity of the bridge.

These works are also due to commence on Monday, June 28 and are likely to take around ten weeks to complete, weather and other conditions permitting.

To carry out these works safely, the bridge will need to be closed to vehicle traffic, but pedestrian access will be maintained while rail passengers will still be able to use the adjacent entrance to Clapham Junction station at Brighton Yard. Cyclists will be able to cross the bridge but will need to dismount. Diversions will be in place for all other ‘through traffic’ to minimise disruption and congestion in the area.

The bus stops in St Johns Hill between Falcon Road and Plough Road will be closed during the works and buses will be on diversion. Passengers will be directed to use nearby bus stops in Falcon Road, St Johns Road, Grant Road, Plough Road and Battersea Rise where services will be diverted. For the latest information on bus routes visit

The bridge works will be carried out by the council’s contractor FM Conway who can be contacted on 01732 600 700. In an emergency call 07748 632 963. For further information contact Maciej Zielinski via email to

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June 23, 2021