Roadworks stop for Christmas shopping rush

Major roadworks being carried out in Merton will be suspended from Wednesday 24 November until Monday 3 January to ease congestion as much as possible during the busy Christmas season.

Following the festive period, improvement works will continue in Wimbledon town centre. Scheduled for completion in 2012, Wimbledon town centre is set to be a quality environment in which to shop and enjoy leisure activities including theatre and cinema.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration Councillor Andrew Judge said: “To make life easier for our residents during the Christmas period, we have decided to suspend major roadworks for five weeks. We are committed to supporting local businesses and stopping roadworks should encourage more people into the town centre for all their festive needs.

“We appreciate residents’ patience with the roadworks in Wimbledon and recognise the inconvenience this causes to road users and commuters. However we are on schedule to finish the works which will make Wimbledon a much better place for people to enjoy.”

For more information on roadworks across the borough visit the roadworks page on Mertons website.

Notes to Editors

Roadworks on the following roads will be suspended

Worple Rd from Pepys Rd to Lambton Rd

Pepys Rd from Worple Rd to Lambton Rd

Coombe Lane from Lambton Rd to West Barnes Lane

Lambton Rd from Worple Rd to Pepys Rd

High Street from Parkside to Belvedere Grove

Wimbledon Hill Rd from Belvedere Gr to Alexandra Rd

Worple Rd fromRaymond Rd to Wimbledon Hill Rd

Francis Grove from Worple Rd to St Georges Rd

St Georges Rd from Francis Gr to Wimbledon Hill Rd

Wimbledon Bridge from Alexandra Rd to Hartfield Rd

The Broadway from Hartfield Rd to Merton Rd

Hartfield Rd from Wimbledon Bridge toSir Cyril Black Way

Gladstone Rd from The Broadway to Sir Cyril Black Way

Sir Cyril Black Way – whole road

London Rd from Streatham Rd to Holborn Way

London Rd from Upper Green East to Lower Green

Holborn Way -whole road

Raleigh Gardens from London Rd to Western Rd

Upper Green West from Western Rd to Upper Green East

Upper Green East from Upper green West to Commonside West ( roundabout)