Two-way traffic scheme for Harlesden next week
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The notorious gridlocked one-way system in Harlesden will be replaced by a new two-way traffic scheme next week as part of a £4.5 million regeneration project.
From 7am next Thursday, High Street Harlesden and Manor Park Road will welcome traffic from both directions in an effort to improve the town centre and make it more attractive to shoppers.
Drivers are being warned that work to switch the traffic flow will start from 9pm the day before which includes the completion of semi pedestrianised zone of the High Street.
The regeneration scheme also involves changes to the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) boundaries and parking bays which will come into force on October 19.
Parking in the town centre will become dedicated pay and display and for loading only from this date, freeing up space for shoppers and better serving businesses.
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Leroy Simpson, chairman of the Harlesden Town Team, said: “The team has spent over four years in consultation with local residents and businesses and we are at the end of this part of the project.
“I personally am looking forward to all the benefits to the Harlesden community.”
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Once the regeneration is completed early nest year, cafés will be able to use the wider streets and farmers and specialised markets will be encouraged to come to Harlesden.