Royal Docks Corridor construction update – June 2024

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Royal Docks Corridor construction update – June 2024

Newham Council, in partnership with the Royal Docks Team, is improving the road layout and street environment along the Royal Docks Corridor, which consists of Silvertown Way and North Woolwich Road between Canning Town and Connaught Bridge. These improvements include new public spaces, wider pavements, segregated cycle tracks, better crossings, and more greenery and planting. These changes aim to create safe and attractive streets for everyone to enjoy, improving air quality, and encouraging people to be more active and healthy.

Construction has been underway since April 2022, and is scheduled to be complete by February 2025. Works are being delivered in five phases. Here is an update on construction progress.

Royal Docks Corridor location and phases

Phase 1 – Oasis Academy and West Silvertown

Works around Oasis Academy were completed in April 2023. Works around West Silvertown DLR station are in progress and are expected to be complete in September. The reversal of the one-way system on Bradfield Road and Knights Road was completed in April. Works to improve the junction of North Woolwich Road (Dock Road) to improve pedestrian and cyclist access have now started and will last for 3-4 weeks. The remainder of carriageway resurfacing works for Phase 1 will take place from late July to late August / early September.

Phase 2 – Viaduct

Works include waterproofing Silvertown Way Viaduct, which is part of essential maintenance that is required every 30 years. These works, including traffic management, are expected to last until November 2024. Phase 2 also includes improvements to the junction of North Woolwich Road with Britannia Gate to introduce a segregated cycle track, a new crossing point, six new trees and new street lights. The east side of Britannia Gate at North Woolwich Road will remain closed to motor vehicles until August, with diversions in place. Following this, the west side will be closed to motor vehicles until Phase 2 is complete in November 2024.

Phase 3 – Canning Town

These works include improved lighting, updated traffic lights, new cycle lanes, and new drainage, with particular focus areas being at Canning Town Bus Depot and the junction of Silvertown Way and Hallsville Road. The Silvertown Way crossing at Canning Town station will be upgraded. Works on Phase 3 are in progress and will be complete in September 2024.

Phase 4 – Connaught Peninsula

Current works on Connaught Bridge include carriageway and footway resurfacing, and lamp column replacement. Footway and cycle track installation on the eastern end of North Woolwich Road will begin in late June. Carriageway resurfacing will take place towards the end of the scheme in early 2025.

Phase 5 – Pontoon Dock

Works have been underway on North Woolwich Road between Mill Road and Barrier Point Road to widen footways and install a new segregated cycle track. Footway diversions are via the south side of the street, and works on this section will continue until October 2024. Works on the remainder of Phase 5 will continue until February 2025.

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Expected timescales for each phase