ROAD closures and parking restrictions will be introduced around Earls Court during the Olympics, Games bosses have warned.
The venue is hosting volleyball event between July 28-August 12 and, as part of Olympic guidelines, zones around arenas must be traffic free.
Up to three sessions of play per day will take place during the event period, with play beginning as early as 9.30am and finishing as late as 11.30pm. The final six days of play will have two sessions, with play lasting from 1pm to 10.30pm.
It is proposed Lillie Road is shut to all traffic bar buses and coaches between North End Road and Warwick Road each day between 6am-midnight. Traffic would be diverted via North End Road, the A4, Hammersmith Road and Warwick Road. TfL says a peak time journey between Hammersmith and Notting Hill, for example, would increase by 12 minutes as a result.
Parking rules in zones surrounding the venue are also set to be tightened. In zone D, north of Lillie Road, restricted hours would be extended by three hours from 9am-8pm and in F, south of Lillie Road, permit holder only parking would be extended to include Sundays between 2pm-4pm. Both zones will have their maximum Pay and Display durations reduced to two hours. However, the current limit of eight hours would remain in Coomer Place to meet the needs of business users.
In addition, a one-way system will be in operation in parts of Seagrave Road, Ongar Road, and Merrington Road to allow for security checks on coaches entering the car park.
The Lillie Road Bus Depot, next to the Earls Court venue, will be closed for security reasons, meaning a temporary station will be set up in Seagrave Road to allow the 190 terminate.
More than 12,800 people are expected at the venue every day, with ticket holders given a zone 1-6 Oyster-style travel ticket to discourage car journeys to the site,
Transport for London estimates more than 82 per cent of spectators will arrive by Tube to either Earl's Court or West Brompton. A one-way passenger operation will in operation at Earl's Court station, with people entering via Warwick Road and exiting on to Earls Court Road.
The council is set to rubber-stamp the proposals at a cabinet meeting on Monday. LOCOG is paying the £300,000 bill for traffic management.
Further disruption is set for July 29 when the cycling event comes through Fulham and Chelsea via Putney Bridge. In addition, special Olympic lanes will be in operation on the Hammersmith Flyover, which is still partially closed.
TfL says disruption will be kept to a minimum if drivers stay away from 'Hot Zones', including Earls Court.