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Euston Road to be slowed to 20mph during HS2 works from 20 February

14 February 2023

Six weeks of work will start from 20 February, with some work taking place at night and at weekends. Road users can expect increased traffic on narrower lanes. The central reservation between Eversholt Street and Gower Place will be removed once work completes.

a view from the westbound lane along Euston Road

To build the new high-speed station and London Underground (LU) interchange at Euston, HS2 needs to carry out works in Euston Road. These works include utilities diversions that will move services away from the area of the new HS2 station and London Underground ticket hall, and excavations for new LU passenger tunnels.

All road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, are urged to take greater care during these works as the road layout and the layout of crossings is likely to change at short notice. We recommend leaving more time for journeys that cross Euston Road while the impact of works becomes clear, and the use of the road changes.

Survey works are currently taking place in the A501 Euston Road which require localised closure of pavements and bus lanes in some areas of Euston Road.

Further works will involve lane reductions on Euston Road between North Gower Street and Eversholt Street. The works will start on 20 February 2023 with the removal of the central reservation. The works can be carried out while maintaining traffic flows on Euston Road in both directions, with at least four lanes in operation. Over the next seven years, phased work will utilise the space in the road.

There will be a 20mph speed restriction in place in this section of Euston Road. Works will be phased to minimise disruption but please be aware that there may be delays to travel in this area.   UCL has been advised by the contractors that the works will cause minimal disruption, however if you have any concerns about the work, please contact HS2 on freephone 08081 434 434. We will do our best to keep you updated about any potential disruption, but dates may be subject to change and works may be delayed or brought forward at very short notice.


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