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Start date for two-way traffic scheme

23 February, 2018 — By Tom Foot

An artist’s impression of the proposed changes to Gower Street and, below, Tottenham Court Road

WORKS to make Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street two-way to traffic begin next month.

Camden Council is in charge of the £35million project that will bring major changes to Fitzrovia.

Cllr Adam Harrison said the changes would include “a new park” where the current Alfred Place is, adding: “And the restoration of the Bloomsbury Rangers war memorial and the Fitzrovia Mural – which together attest to the history and diversity of the area – will also be brought forward.”

New granite paving will be laid in New Oxford Street by Centre Point and the pedestrian barriers and traffic light poles in Tottenham Court Road will be removed.
Grade II-listed lampposts – the very first electric street lighting anywhere in London – will also be restored.

Ben Plowden, director of project and programme sponsorship at Transport for London, said: “The transformation of the Tottenham Court Road area will support the launch of the Elizabeth line later this year.”

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