Find out about the council’s plans to improve streets throughout the borough.

We regularly undertake works to improve the condition of footways and carriageways within the borough. By undertaking planned improvement works, we will improve the condition of Lambeth’s roads and footpaths. In this guide you will find the list of works being undertaken, as well as answers to some frequently asked questions.

Sections in this guide (click title to view)

1. The roads being improved in 2017/18

Road Location Ward Start Date End Date Type of work Time of work
Beechdale Road Whole Road Tulse Hill 06/11/2017 17/12/2017 Footway Day
Binfield Road From Studley Road to Lansdowne Way on the southern side Stockwell 11/09/2017 26/11/2017 Footway Day
Binfield Road Whole Road Stockwell 08/01/2018 10/01/2018 Carriageway Day
Clapham Manor Street Whole Road Clapham Town 13/11/2017 17/11/2017 Carriageway Day
Cowley Road Whole Road Vassall 29/11/2017 01/12/2017 Carriageway Day
Deepdene Road Whole Road Herne Hill 21/11/2017 23/11/2017 Carriageway Day
Downton Avenue Whole Road Streatham Hill 04/12/2017 08/12/2017 Carriageway Day
Elms Road Whole Road Clapham Common 11/09/2017 22/12/2017 Footway Day
Finsen Road Whole Road Herne Hill 11/09/2017 22/10/2017 Footway Day
Green Lane Lambeth Owned Section, from Streatham High Road to Strathbrook Road Streatham South 22/11/2017 23/11/2017 Carriageway Night
Gresham Road From Wiltshire to Coldharbour Coldharbour 15/01/2018 19/01/2018 Carriageway Night
Groveway Whole Road Vassall 11/09/2017 29/10/2017 Footway Day
Hill House Road Whole Road Streatham Wells 11/09/2017 05/11/2017 Footway Day
Hill House Road Whole Road Streatham Wells 11/12/2017 14/12/2017 Carriageway Day
Kempshott Road Whole Road Streatham South 25/09/2017 02/12/2017 Footway Night
Kings Avenue From Acre Lane to Clarence Avenue Thornton 23/10/2017 27/10/2017 Carriageway Night
Moorcroft Road Whole Road St Leonards 21/11/2017 21/11/2017 Carriageway Day
Pinfold Road Whole Road Streatham Wells 23/11/2017 24/11/2017 Carriageway Day
Pulross Road Whole Road Ferndale 11/09/2017 08/12/2017 Footway Day
Robsart Street Whole Road Ferndale 27/11/2017 29/11/2017 Carriageway Day
Shamrock Street Whole Road Clapham Town 20/11/2017 20/11/2017 Carriageway Day
Southey Road Whole Road Vassall 23/10/2017 26/11/2017 Footway Day
Thurlow Hill Whole Road Thurlow Park 18/09/2017 12/11/2017 Footway Day
Tinworth Street Whole Road Princes 20/11/2017 20/11/2017 Carriageway Day
Tivoli Road Whole Road Knights Hill 25/09/2017 22/12/2017 Footway Day
Trent Road Whole Road Brixton Hill 18/09/2017 29/10/2017 Footway Day
Turney Road Lambeth Owned Section, from Rosendale Road to Croxted Road Thurlow Park 20/11/2017 24/12/2017 Footway Day
Woodbourne Avenue Whole Road St Leonards 27/11/2017 30/11/2017 Carriageway Day

2. Principal Road Network resurfacing

In addition to the roads being resurfaced under the HIP programme Lambeth Council also invest in maintaining its Principal Road Network (PRN) to keep them in the best possible condition for all road users.

Street Name Exact Location of Works Start Date End Date Time of work Type of Work
Denmark Hill Whole Road within Lambeth boundary 10/04/2017 12/04/2017 Day Carriageway resurfacing
Herne Hill Herne Hill - junction with half moon lane to Kestrel Avenue 27/03/2017 29/03/2017 Night Carriageway resurfacing
Herne Hill Herne Hill - J/O Herne Hill Rd / Red Post Hill 03/05/17 04/05/2017 Night Carriageway resurfacing
Herne Hill Herne Hill - Gubyon Ave - Rollscourt Avenue 01/04/2017 02/04/2017 Day Carriageway resurfacing
Knights Hill Knights Hill - Ernest Ave zebra crossing to Wolfington Road 23/04/2017 24/04/2017 Night Carriageway resurfacing
Knights Hill Knights Hill - Junction with crown dale to Norwood FIre Station 03/04/2017 06/04/2017 Night Carriageway resurfacing
Streatham Common North Streatham High Road to End of Memorial Park 13/04/2017 14/04/2017 Night Carriageway resurfacing
Denmark Hill Whole Road within Lambeth boundary 13/03/2017 05/05/2017 Day Footway resurfacing
Acre Lane Sections from Kings Avenue to Brixton Road 10/04/2017 31/08/2017 Day Footway resurfacing
Cedars Road Section from Cedars Mews to Wandsworth Road 22/08/2017 26/08/2017 Day & Night Carriageway resurfacing

3. Register for updates

You can register for updates using our HIP Lambeth survey

4. More information on this project

How are the roads chosen?

Extensive surveys of all the roads in the borough are undertaken every year. Engineers assess not only the condition of the road but also their proximity to important local services like schools, hospitals or places of worship. Each road is given a score and those which score highest are actioned.

Why wasn’t my road chosen?

Each road is given careful consideration. However, we need to prioritise the roads and footpaths which have the greatest need for resurfacing. It might be the case that your road will be chosen in the next year’s programme.

How can I nominate a road?

You can nominate roads via your local Councillor. To find your local councillor see Find your local councillor.

Can I get involved?

Yes you can. Although the roads have been selected, if you think there is more we could do then register in Section 2 and send us a message. You can also take advantage of Lambeth Councils schemes for residents:

How to become a street champion!

How to bring your neighbours together to improve your street.

How to report a pothole .

How will you let me know about the works?

Residents in affected roads will be notified with a letter in advance of any works due to take place. The contractor who will be undertaking the work will also send out a letter ten days in advance that will advise you if you need to do anything. Updates will be provided via email to those who register.

Will my road be closed during the works?

This depends on a few factors like the size of the road, and the type of work being undertaken. If your road will need to be closed, then you will be notified in advance. Closed roads will be clearly signed, and all efforts will be made to minimise disruption.

Will the bus services be affected?

In all cases we will try to keep roads open during the works so there should be no change to the bus services. However, if a road has to be closed or a bus stop moved, then Lambeth Council will work closely with TFL to minimise disruption.