Street works register

Street works in Southwark are usually carried out by private utility companies such as Southern Gas Networks, British Telecom, EDF, UK Power Networks, Virgin Media and Thames Water. These companies dig up pavements or roads in order to install, renew or repair their equipment.

We're responsible for coordinating and monitoring street works carried out by utility companies.

All utility companies that work on public highways do so in accordance with the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, which states they must comply with requirements regarding:

  • safety of excavations 
  • reinstatement standards 
  • staff qualifications
  • notification to the council of their proposed works

Check road works in your area

To check if there's any road works in Southwark, visit the London Works website. This will show you the start and end date of the works and who is carrying them out. 

If you have any enquiries about the works please email the Street Works team.

Page last updated: 22 September 2021

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