Wood Street closures and temporary traffic lights during Network Rail bridge strengthening

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Marlowe Road and Wood Street News

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Wood Street to be closed for work on railway bridge

Wood Street Railway Bridge

Network Rail is carrying out work to strengthen the railway bridge that crosses Wood Street.

The work will take place over a number of months and will include some temporary road closures, the first being this weekend.

From 10pm on Friday 13 September until 4am on Monday 16 September Wood Street will be closed at the bridge.

Traffic diversions will be signposted on nearby roads including Lea Bridge Road, Leyton Green Road, Hoe Street, Forest Road and Woodford New Road.

Pedestrian access will remain open.

Traffic lights may mean delays

traffic lights

As works progress at various times throughout the summer there will temporary traffic lights in place while access under the bridge is reduced to a single lane.

The temporary traffic lights will be operating:

  • from Saturday 7 September until Sunday 8 September
  • from Friday 20 September until Monday 23 September
  • from Friday 27 September until Monday 30 September
  • from Friday 4 October until Monday 7 October.

Delays are possible and motorists are advised to use alternative routes if possible.

Keeping Wood Street clean and green

Fixed Penalty Notice

During July TeamWF officers worked hard to keep neighbourhoods across the borough clean, green and safe for all to enjoy.

They issued 103 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) of between £150 and £400 right across Waltham Forest for issues including fly-tipping, overloaded skips, and obstructions in the highway.

Here in Wood Street Ward five FPNs were issued during the month.

Come and join Wood Street Business Forum

Wood Street Business Forum meeting 101019

If you run a business in Wood Street make sure you come along to the Wood Street Business Forum meeting on Tuesday 10 September 2019 from 6.30pm.

All local traders are welcome to attend to discuss how businesses can work together to make Wood Street a more vibrant shopping area which people want to visit.

Help shape the future of our borough

Draft Local Plan Wood Street consultation 2019

We are preparing a new Local Plan and want to know your views on how the area should look in 2035.

Consultation on the Draft Local Plan is taking place until Monday 30 September with drop in events across the borough plus an online consultation.

One of the drop in events was at Wood Street Library and saw local residents call in to find out more and share their views.

We hope you’ll share your views with us, so we know what residents think about the proposals.

Read and comment on the Draft Plan

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