Major infrastructure work is now underway as part of key planned improvements to Barking Riverside.

These require the temporary closure of Renwick Road and River Road to vehicle traffic and diversion of pedestrians.

As part of the opening of the new Barking Riverside Overground station at the eastern end of River Road in July, Barking Riverside Ltd is upgrading River Road and Renwick Road to provide new junctions, pavements and an improved road surface.

This work will be completed by the end of June 2022 when the carriageway and footways are resurfaced.

To complete the works, River Road/Renwick Road will be closed to vehicle traffic between Thames Road and Project Road/Fielders Crescent for a weekend and three evenings towards the end of June.

The dates and times for the closure are:

  • 20:00 Friday 24 June to 05:00 Monday 27 June
  • 20:00 Monday 27 June to 05:00 Tuesday 28 June
  • 20:00 Tuesday 28 June to 05:00 Wednesday 29 June
  • 20:00 Wednesday 29 June to 05:00 Thursday 30 June

Pedestrian traffic will be diverted, starting from Monday 20th June.

We encourage all HGVs to use River Road to and from the A13 and, if necessary, Thames Road, rather than the residential roads of Fielders Crescent / Northgate Road or Handley Page Road / Mallards Road.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please regularly check this page for the latest updates or contact us at for any queries.