Archway gyratory

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3346
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please list exactly what work is being done by TfL to make safe the Archway gyratory?

Answer

Answer for Archway gyratory

Answer for Archway gyratory

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Over a number of years TfL has worked closely with the London Borough of Islington and potential developers on options for the removal of the existing gyratory system. TfL commissioned a feasibility study, which was completed in November 2008, to investigate options for returning the currently one-way gyratory to two-way working and to facilitate the improvement of the public realm. Early assessment revealed two options with a viable business case, costing c. £10-12m. TfL has no capital funding to implement this work.

This makes the scheme dependent upon regeneration/ redevelopment of a sufficient scale generating enough section 106 monies for implementation. TfL continues to work with LB Islington to identify these external opportunities. As there is no current prospect of any such development, TfL has suspended further design work.

TfL continues to monitor the network closely to identify collision patterns and earlier this year their London Road Safety Unit undertook a safety review of the junction and a list of remedial works were identified (mainly minor changes to signs, lines and anti skid road surfacing). These works will be implemented by the end of the financial year. *