When are HS2 Euston Road lane closures? Works to cause months of disruption

Lane closures for HS2 works will cause disruption for traffic on Euston Road, Camden, in the King’s Cross area and Islington as well as towards Regent’s Park.

Traffic on Euston Road will face major disruption with months of lane closures planned for HS2 works.

From February 20 to mid-April  closures are planned in both directions as part of the high-speed rail works over the next seven years.

This is part of a series of works HS2 is carrying out on Euston Road over the next seven years    

Long queues are likely in both directions .   

The works are for the construction of the new HS2 station at Euston.

First stage of HS2 work

The first major set of works will take place from Monday, February 20.  Euston Road will be reduced from three lanes to two in each direction between North Gower Street and Eversholt Street. 

TfL expects queues from Regents Park heading eastbound and beyond the King’s Cross Gyratory heading westbound. 

Second stage closure

From mid-April, all lanes westbound will reopen and one lane will remain closed eastbound. This will remain in place until summer 2023, when there will be future phases involving lane closures in both directions on Euston Road.

 Diversions will be in place for people walking, where HS2 works require footways to be closed.

Euston Road and the surrounding area is a busy location for all road users, including people walking and cycling, and HS2’s construction works around Euston will result in an increase in traffic, including HGVs.  

Due to the extent of the works, there will not be dedicated cycle lanes on Euston Road and TfL is recommending alternative routes.

Traffic on Euston Road, outside St Pancas, heading towards Euston station.
Traffic on Euston Road, outside St Pancas, heading towards Euston station.
Traffic on Euston Road, outside St Pancas, heading towards Euston station.

TfL and HS2

Carl Eddleston, TfL's director of network management and resilience, said: “We’re working with HS2 to minimise the disruption caused by their construction works for people travelling in the Euston area in the coming months and years. We’re doing all we can to minimise the impact on drivers, public transport users and people walking and cycling.

“This next set of HS2 works will cause delays on Euston Road and we’re advising customers to plan ahead or if you drive through the area to use other routes where possible. We'll continue to work with HS2 to ensure people can move through the area safely.” 

Andy Swift, Euston project client for HS2, said: “HS2’s work to build its new Euston station and to deliver new London Underground connections between Euston and Euston Square stations will transform the area, creating an improved transport hub in the centre of London. The works on Euston Road are necessary for the delivery of HS2 at Euston and we are working closely with TfL to minimise disruption to those travelling through the area.”

Current work

HS2 is currently carrying out works between Upper Woburn Place and Gower Street in both directions of Euston Road until mid-February, on both the footway and carriageway. The preliminary works is to prepare for major utilities diversions required under Euston Road. The road remains open in both directions but there are bus lane closures as part of the works. TfL is advising customers travelling through the area to check their journeys before they travel in case of any disruption.

There are separate weekend closures of Euston Bus Station on February 3-5 and February 10-12. This is to allow for works to widen the junction between the bus station and Eversholt Street, in preparation for the relocation of the taxi rank at Euston. During the weekend closures, bus routes 30, 73, 91, 205, 390, N73, N91 and N205 will use bus stop AZ, with other routes stopping short of their normal destination or be on diversion.