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 2018/19

See below for a list of roads which will be resurfaced under the Highways Improvement Programme in 2018/19.

Street Name Location of Works Start Date End Date Time of work Type of Work
East Lake Road Whole Road 15/10/2018 29/11/2018 Day Footway resurfacing
Luxor Street Whole Road 15/10/2018 29/11/2018 Day Footway resurfacing
Nelsons Row Whole Road 22/10/2018 21/12/2018 Day Footway resurfacing
Chestnut Road Whole Road 29/10/2018 05/04/2019 Day Footway resurfacing
Park Hill Whole Road 29/10/2018 22/03/2019 Day Footway resurfacing
Offerton Road Whole Road 01/11/2018 14/12/2018 Day Footway resurfacing
Birkbeck Place Whole Road 03/12/2018 18/01/2019 Day Footway resurfacing
Elam Street Whole Road 03/12/2018 21/12/2018 Day Footway resurfacing
Rosedene Avenue Whole Road 03/12/2018 04/12/2018 Day Carriageway resurfacing
Valley Road Sections 07/12/2018 11/12/2018 Day Carriageway resurfacing
Barrington Road East side only 07/01/2019 05/04/2019 Day Footway resurfacing
Bolton Crescent West side only 07/01/2019 01/02/2019 Day Footway resurfacing
Hawarden Grove Whole Road 07/01/2019 22/03/2019 Day Footway resurfacing
Nelson’s Row Whole Road 07/01/2019 09/01/2019 Day Carriageway resurfacing
Sidney Road Sections 10/01/2019 11/01/2019 Day Carriageway resurfacing
Ferndale Road Sections 21/01/2019 01/03/2019 Day Footway resurfacing
Blairderry Road Whole Road 04/02/2019 12/04/2019 Day Footway resurfacing
Ferndale Road Sections 04/04/2019 05/04/2019 Day Carriageway resurfacing
Barrington Road Whole Road 08/04/2019 12/04/2019 Day Carriageway resurfacing
Blairderry Road Whole Road 15/04/2019 17/04/2019 Day Carriageway resurfacing

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
Lambeth Road Section from Kennington Road to King Edward Walk 29/01/2018 31/01/2018 Night Carriageway resurfacing
Coldharbour Lane Section from Barrington Road to 275 Coldharbour Lane 30/07/2018 01/08/2018 Night Carriageway resurfacing
Tulse Hill Section from Athlone Road to Claverdale Road 22/08/2017 01/08/2018 Night Carriageway resurfacing

3. More information on this project

How are the roads chosen?

An extensive survey of all of the roads in the borough is undertaken. 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.

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.