Traffic delays expected during May 28 Chelsea victory parade
Published: Friday 19th May 17
Chelsea Football Club has confirmed it will be staging a Premier League victory parade at the end of the month, which is likely to cause major traffic disruption on roads in the north of the borough.
With the consent of Hammersmith & Fulham Council, the club will be holding an open-top bus celebration through streets on the north side of the river starting at midday on Sunday, May 28.
As a result traffic delays are expected in Wandsworth, Putney and Battersea.
The parade will set off from the west entrance at Stamford Bridge before travelling east along Fulham Road, turning right onto Hortensia Road and then into the King's Road and the New King’s Road. There will be a short stop at Eel Brook Common, where the procession will end. The convoy will then leave the parade route via Parsons Green.
For safety reasons, some roads in the Fulham area will need to be closed and access to other roads restricted from 7.30am on the day until fans have dispersed and the clean-up operation has been completed. Roads in the area are expected to reopen to traffic later in the afternoon.
Traffic heading north over both Putney and Wandsworth bridges is likely to face significant delays between 11am and mid-afternoon, with some spillover effects also possible on the approaches to Battersea and Albert bridges.
Motorists are being advised to avoid these areas if possible or plan extra time for their journeys.