Fulham Palace Road Improvements Near Completion

Final works applying anti-skid veneer start today

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Hammersmith and Fulham Council has announced that works to improve Fulham Palace Road are nearing completion.

The council says it has completed works, costing more than £2 million to:

  • Upgrade nine pedestrian crossings to include a countdown facility
  • Resurface the road between Chancellor’s Road and Lillie Road
  • Remove two traffic islands and one pedestrian crossing as they impeded traffic flow
  • Introduce 15 short stay ‘stop and shop’ parking bays to help local businesses and residents running short errands
  • Repave the paths and de-clutter street furniture.

The works complement the successful slip road scheme at the top of Fulham Palace Road, which was completed in 2012, and freed up traffic at one of the borough’s most notorious transport bottlenecks. Around 200 more vehicles per hour are now able to clear the junction, according to the council’s transport experts.

Works to apply a special anti-skid veneer to the new road surface – to improve safety by decreasing braking distances – began on Monday August 12. These works are expected to last until August 21 and will be carried out between 9pm-5am to minimise traffic disruption.

The council announced in January that Fulham Palace Road was set for a facelift following an agreement with Transport for London and property developer St George.

The council’s cabinet agreed in December 2012 that £750,000 given to the council as part of a legal agreement with property developer St George – known as Section 106 – would be ploughed into the project. St George is building the nearby Fulham Reach scheme in Chancellors Road.

The rest of the funding was provided by Transport for London.

Councillor Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler, H&F Council cabinet member for transport and technical services, says: " The council is doing everything it can, through our Get Moving campaign, to improve traffic flow on Fulham Palace Road which is historically one of our most congested roads.

" Combined with the new slip road, which opened in 2012, we expect these latest improvements to significantly improve traffic flow on of our main north-south routes."

To find out more about the council’s Get Moving campaign visit Get H & F Moving.


August 12, 2013