Praed Street works mark the next stage in the creation of Paddington Square
Street works will be taking place from Monday 30 March along Praed Street, marking the next stage in the creation of Paddington Square. The works will enable the creation of a new road linking Praed Street and Winsland Street. To complete this work there will be ongoing construction activity for a number of weeks, subject to the progress made.
The first item of works is to enable the new bus stop location and relocate the bus stop and bus shelter to its new location east of its present location. A lane closure eastbound on Praed Street will come into force, with temporary 2-way traffic lights for two weeks to maintain alternate two-way traffic. The footpath will remain open on both sides. The loading bays in this location will be disabled for the duration of the works.
Once the relocated bus stop and bus shelter have been completed in the new location, the bell mouth junction for the new road will be constructed, formed from a new pavement cross-over. The majority of the works will therefore take place on the pavement, but this footway will remain open to pedestrians during this time. There also will be short-duration periods of temporary traffic management on the highway and lane closures with traffic lights to complete the required street-works to this junction.
The new road will provide alternative pedestrian and vehicular access to St Mary’s Hospital and the canalside and, upon completion, will enable London Street (north) to be stopped up to traffic, creating a new public square and transforming the front door to Paddington Station.