Scheduled roadworks on hold for Christmas shopping rush

Merton Council has organised for major scheduled roadworks in Merton town centres to be suspended from Thursday 27 November until Monday 5 January to ease congestion as much as possible during the festive season. 

The suspension will apply to all works carried out by utility companies in town centres. Emergency roadworks in Plough Lane will have to continue until 12 December.

Merton’s cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration, Councillor Andrew Judge, said: “Suspending major scheduled roadworks for five weeks during the Christmas period makes life easier for residents and keeps Merton’s roads moving. We know how busy roads can get during the festive season and stopping these works will encourage more people to visit town centres and do their Christmas shopping at local businesses. We are only able to insist on works stopping on the roads which we maintain. There may be some roads, like those in Morden town centre, which are managed by TfL, that we have no say over, but we have asked them to restrict roadworks over Christmas where possible.”


Notes to editors

Roadworks on the following road will be suspended

Raynes Park

Worple Road from Pepys to Lambton Rd

Pepys Road from Worple Road to Lambton Rd

Coombe Lane from Lambton Rd to West Barnes Lane



High Street from Parkside to Belvedere Grove

Wimbledon Hill Rd from Belvedere Gr to Alexandra Rd

Worple Rd from Raymond 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

Queens road the whole road

The Broadway from Hartfield Rd from Wimbledon Bridge to Sir 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- 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)



Abbotsbury Rd from Aberconway Rd to London Rd

Aberconway Rd- whole