Essential roadworks in Mitcham

Western Road to temporarily close over two weekends in August

Merton Council will be carrying out essential resurfacing work on Western Road, Mitcham over the weekends commencing 10 and 17 August.

The maintenance work will be carried out on the section of road between Lavender Avenue and Church Road, due to the poor surface of the road. As Western Road is very narrow along this section it be necessary to close the road whilst the works are carried out for safety reasons.

To minimise disruption the work will be carried out over two weekends. The road will be closed from 7.30am Saturday until 6pm Sunday on the 10 – 11 August and the 17 – 18 August. If works are not completed over these two weekends they will be completed the weekend of the 31 August, to avoid disruption over the bank holiday weekend.

Traffic will be diverted via London Road and Church Road. This will include bus route 152, which will stop at the existing bus stops in Church Road. To help ease congestion the traffic lights at the Western Road/Church Road junction will be switched off.

Merton Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.