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Roads and public rights of way within the Olympic Park

2012 Games Site Preparation

Important information - Roads and public rights of way within the Olympic Park

A year on from London winning the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games for London, work has begun to prepare the Olympic Park. This tells you about some of the work taking place in your area over the next 12 months and what this might mean for you. We will keep you informed of progress through leaflets, through local newspapers and on signs around the area.

The next step in building the Olympic Park is to prepare for the new Aquatics Centre and the Olympic Stadium. This work will start towards the end of this year.

There will be no changes in the short term, however we will need to close some roads, cycle ways and footpaths next year. Most of the road closures will not happen until July 2007.

We are working to keep any impact to a minimum and diversion routes will be in place. We will send you details of these well jahead of any closures. Signs will also be displayed around the area to explain the changes.

The roads will remain closed until after the Games when a new and improved road network will be in place.

The roads affected are:

  • part of Warton Road from early 2007
  • Quartermile Lane from early 2007
  • Marshgate Lane from July 2007
  • part of Carpenters Road (north of the railway only) from July 2007
  • Waterden Road from July 2007
  • White Post Lane from July 2007
  • Temple Mill Lane may need to close in part or full but this is still under review

Please see the map below.

A diversion route will be in place for the 276 bus route with convenient bus stops to serve the Carpenters Estate. We will send you details of this,closer to the time.

We are working on options for pedestrians and cyclists. For example, we intend that the Greenway and the Lea Navigation Eastern Towpath will remain open. Some other cycle ways and canal paths will need to close but we will let you know before any closures take place and we will also display maps around the area.

If you need any further information please call us on 0800 585 653 (freephone) or visit

If you would like this document in other languages and formats such as large print or braille please contact the ODA on 0203 2012 000 or email

Source: Leaflet picked up at LDA "drop-in" session on 24/1/7.

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