Path closures in the Olympic area

The towpath between Hackney Wick and Three Mills is likely to be closed on two stretches from next Monday 21 February.

First, path resurfacing from Hackney Wick to just below Old Ford Lock will mean that a diversion will be in operation. So far there is no temporary way marking but the best route is:

Having passed under the road at Hackney Wick cross the White Post Lane road bridge to take the towpath on the far side. This leads round into the Hertford Union branch. After a few yards take the ramp and cross the bridge.

Once on the far side on Fish Island go ahead to go right into Wyke Road. Where this bears left keep ahead down Smeed Road. At the end by the peanut factory go right to find steps leading up to the the start of the Greenway.

Follow the Greenway towards to the Olympic site. On crossing the river go right down a ramp to rejoin the towpath.

(But keep ahead on the Greenway to enjoy more Olympic views and visit the View Tube Cafe.)

Second, having crossed the main road at Bow, where you also go under the flyover, it may be necessary to stay on the road and take not the first left but the second to reach Three Mills beyond Tesco. This diversion is to allow work on building a path in the tunnel under the road and save walkers from dodging traffic above.

All work should be finished by 26 June.

See pages 114 to 119.

Starting on Monday

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