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Mayor confirms £4 billion roads programme

Dozens of locations across London are set to be transformed in a £4 billion programme as part of the largest investment in the capital’s road and street network in a generation.

In response to the recommendations of the Mayor’s Roads Task Force, which last July unveiled a bold new vision to radically improve London’s roads, streets and public spaces, a total of 50 projects are now underway.

Alongside the transformation of 33 of London’s biggest road junctions announced last week as part of the Mayor’s cycling programme, there will also be more than £200m of additional improvements at 17 major locations.

They include: Croydon Fiveways; Balham High Road; Brent Cross; Charlie Brown's Roundabout; Euston Road; Lombard Roundabout; London Road Roundabout; Malden Rushett; Mill Hill Circus; Purley Cross Gyratory; Barking Riverside; Seven Sisters Road; Stoke Newington Gyratory; Thornton Heath Ponds; Trinity Road; Tulse Hill Gyratory; and Victoria Circus.

Funding for these schemes would be covered by the Transport for London (TfL) Business Plan and through third party contributions.

One of the other key schemes to benefit is one of London’s biggest regeneration projects - the redevelopment of the northern roundabout at Elephant and Castle.

The plan, which will create 5,000 new homes and 4,000 jobs, aims to improve the facilities for road users and local residents.

Dedicated cycling facilities will also be created, with public consultation starting later this month and work beginning early next year.

The IMAX roundabout at Waterloo will also be redeveloped, creating better interchange facilities at Waterloo station as well as improved facilities for cyclists.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “Smarter design of our roads and public spaces, exemplified by our radical plans for Elephant & Castle, will play a key role in ensuring that London remains the best big city to live, work and invest.

“We’ve been hard at work putting the bold and imaginative blueprint of the Road’s Task Force into practice and we’re now seeing the fruits of that labour at key locations across the capital.”

TfL’s Managing Director of Surface Transport, Leon Daniels, said: “The Roads Task Force was set up to deliver world-class streets and roads fit for the future to support London’s population which is set to grow to 10 million people by 2031.

“Balancing the needs of all users, we will be investing millions into transforming London’s road network in the coming years, helping to keep the capital moving while creating new, inviting places to work, shop and relax.”

These improvements, made in partnership with London’s boroughs, developers and businesses, aim to ensure the capital can cope with major population growth and remain one of the most economically productive, vibrant, accessible and attractive world cities.
 


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