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Update on Baker Street closure

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10 March 2017

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Baker Street will remain closed with diversions in place for the foreseeable future because of a dangerous building.

On 22 February, a section of Baker Street north of Lancaster Road (on the boundary of both Town and Chase Wards) was closed due to a dangerous building. Enfield Council reacted quickly to secure the area and to make it safe for residents.

Following discussions with the owners of the building, Building Control Officers have now been able to enter the premises.

The owner has commenced works on the façade of the property and Enfield Council is continuing to inspect the site and is monitoring progress, to ensure the work is being carried out in a safe and timely manner.

With regards vehicle traffic, a diversion is in place with traffic diverted via Baker Street, Parsonage Lane, Willow Road, Myddleton Avenue and vice versa.

We have been made aware of the traffic that has been created on Primrose Avenue and Rosemary Avenue as drivers have attempted to find an alternative route around the diversion.

Having assessed the impact of this additional traffic we have implemented a temporary one-way system to prevent congestion on these local roads. 

There is now no entry to Primrose Avenue at the junction with Lavender Road, and no entry to Rosemary Avenue at the junction with Baker Street.

We would like to thank residents for their patience and wish to reassure them that their safety is the Council’s paramount concern. We will continue to monitor the work on the affected property and will update on progress in the coming days.