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Motorists, bus users and football fans warned as busy road prepares to close for four weeks to solve flooding issue

A section of North End Road will close to allow for repair works to prevent localised flooding

Persistent flooding issues will result in the closure of a busy road in West Kensington for four weeks.

Following concerns raise by local residents, Hammersmith and Fulham Council will begin repair works to prevent localised flooding in North End Road on Sunday (October 1).

The local authority is warning of disruption in the weeks ahead, with football fans making their way to Stamford Bridge for Chelsea matches told to beware.

The road will need to be closed from Lillie Road to Sedlescombe Road, with the works running from 8am to 6pm on weekdays and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Businesses and people living in the area have been sent letters to tell them about the repairs and signs have been placed in local roads.

Traffic will be diverted via Lillie Road, Munster Road and Dawes Road, though the North End Road market will run as normal.

The 28, 391, N28. bus routes will be on diversion, but users of the 211, 295, 74, 190, 424, 430, N74, N97, N11 routes are being warned of delays caused by extra traffic on surrounding roads.

The busy North End Road

Fans travelling to watch Chelsea may be affected, with Antonio Conte’s men due to play at home on October 18, 21 and 25.

“We’re doing this work because residents have told us they’re concerned about how this stretch of road floods following heavy rain,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, council lead for environment, transport and residents’ services.

Football fans are being advised to plan ahead(Image: Julian Finney/Getty Images)

“We know this will inconvenience some residents so we’ll aim to get the work finished as quickly as possible.”

Anyone with questions, concerns or complaints should call the council on 020 8748 3020, or email highwaydrainage@lhbf.gov.uk

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