London,
26
November
2013
|
18:45
Europe/London

Amhurst Road set to open to pedestrians

1-5+Amhurst+Road

Amhurst Road in Hackney will re-open to pedestrians later this evening (Tuesday 26 November) but will remain closed to traffic until early next week as work on unsafe buildings continues.

Hand demolition has begun on 5 Amhurst Road to ensure no further damage is caused to the terrace and to allow for the retrieval of residents' personal belongings.

Residents first reported concerns about 1-5 Amhurst Road on Friday evening as cracks began to appear in the terrace.

Over the weekend and early this week assessments were carried out on the extent of the damage and safety scaffolding was put in place.

Hackney Council's priorities are the safety of the general public and the welfare of the occupants of 1-5 Amhurst Road. The Council is working with affected businesses to find them alternative premises.

The road will be closed to traffic in both directions between Mare Street and Pembury Junction while safety scaffolding is in place.

Buses are currently running on diversion with the recently pedestrianised Narrow Way temporarily re-opened as a bus route.

Hackney Central Overground station will continue to be accessed from the North through the station car park. Please check the Transport for London website for updated transport information.