Friday, 7 January 2011


It's the calm before the storm - the carmageddon of the 'essential co-ordinated roadworks' in and around Central Road begins on Monday, and will last (in varying degrees) for two and a half months.

Soon we will look back on these halycon days when the traffic sped along Central Road at 6 miles per hour in the morning rush hour. Veteran Worcester Park residents will regale the younger folk with tales of the good times, when you could get from North Cheam to Old Malden in well under an hour, as they wipe away nostalgic tears from their fume-smothered faces.

To remind you of the horrific details of what is about to be unleashed on Worcester Park:

From Monday 10th January:
  • Green Lane will be closed at the junction with Central Road (outside Kingfish) for two months for gas mains replacement works
  • Park Terrace will be closed at the junction with Malden Road (outside the Worcester Park pub) for two months for gas mains replacement works
  • Lynwood Drive will be closed at the junction with Central Road (outside Barclays Bank) for two weeks for water mains replacement works
From Monday 7th February:
  • Central Road will be reduced to a single lane between its junctions with Green Lane and Park Terrace. Traffic lights will control the flow of traffic. 
From Monday 31st January:
  • Longfellow Road will be closed between Green Lane and Browning Avenue for 'entry treatment' works for one month
Footway Closures:

Just to catch out those who thought they could walk through Worcester Park to avoid all the chaos, there will a various footway closures along on Central Road (between Lynwood Drive and the railway bridge on both sides), along Malden Road (between Park Terrace and the railway bridge) and in Green Lane between No.4 Green Lane and the junction  with Central Road) from 10th January for two and half months. 

Good luck Worcester Park!