Duke Road Underpass Gets A 'Makeover'

Artwork on walls following TfL refurbishment project


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TfL has completely refurbished the underpass at Duke Road which has delighted local people. The area had been shabby and covered with graffiti for a long time.

Funded by TfL’s £4 billion Road Modernisation Plan, the concrete and drainage have been repaired, new lighting installed and artwork reflecting the local area has been incorporated to liven up the subway.

Here are some 'before' and 'after' pictures of the work.

The refurbishment provides a better environment for pedestrians, ensuring every journey matters. The LED lighting creates a brighter environment and the repairs and painting provide a much needed freshening up.

Images chosen for the subway included the Grade I listed Chiswick House, Chiswick Garden Bridge and Conservatory, Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. A number of images used in the subway were also provided by the nearby Hogarth House, thanks to the William Hogarth Trust, including the well-known portrait of William Hogarth and his dog

To link the subway with local history, TfL’s civil engineering apprentice Khadejah Begum prepared artwork depicting local and London iconic sites. Khadejah volunteered her time to provide images for the subway and commented, “Being able to make a lasting mark on the project through my artwork has been fantastic – it’s certainly not something you get to do every day!”

Dana Skelley, Director of Asset Management for Surface Transport at TfL, said, “The Dukes Avenue Subway is heavily used and this refurbishment work as part of our Road Modernisation Plan will make the subway safer, cleaner and a generally more conducive environment for pedestrians. We are delighted that the local community are supportive of our work and that the subway continues to reflect Chiswick and London’s history.”

July 31, 2015

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