Here's the information from TfL:
Transport for London (TfL) is writing to make you aware of the upcoming traffic management changes to the ongoing NGG scheme taking place at Finchley Road at the junction with Hendon Way.
Between Saturday 11 February 2012 and Sunday 19 February 2012 Finchley Road will be reduced to one lane southbound at Hendon Way.
TfL has worked hard with NGG to look at ways of keeping two lanes open, however there is simply not enough road space to allow this, without removing a traffic island and diverting a traffic movement. This latter option was carefully considered but rejected as it would be even more disruptive.
In liaison with TfL, NGG has agreed the to take the following steps to minimise disruption:
- Increasing the number of teams to three for this stage of the works
- Working further extended hours, seven days a week, up to 23:00 where this is possible within local environmental constraints
- Changing their normal work methodology
TfL anticipate vehicular disruption in the area and to mitigate this, mobile Variable Message Signs will be in use in the area to pre warn drivers of these works. TfL’s London Streets Traffic Control Centre (LSTCC) monitor London’s roads 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the responsibility of keeping London moving. The operators in the LSTCC will monitor this location during the works and if necessary remotely put sophisticated timing plans onto our traffic signals to help ease congestion. TfL has worked closely with the London Boroughs of Barnet and Camden in order to reduce the impact of these works on road users, local people and businesses as far as possible.
I apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused because of these. Should you require further information or an update during the delivery of these works please contact our Streets Customer Services department on 0845 305 1234 or via our website at www.tfl.gov.uk/contact