Gallows Corner Junction

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Following a debate at the Havering Council Meeting on 26 September 2014, a motion was unanimously passed and it was resolved that the Council will call upon TfL to undertake an early review of measures to improve the Gallows Corner Junction which is widely regarded as one of the most congested and dangerous road hazards in North East London. Could you please provide me with an update?


Answer for Gallows Corner Junction

Answer for Gallows Corner Junction

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London):  Thank you very much, Roger.  The issue is topmost in TfL.  Thank you very much for raising it on behalf of your constituents.  TfL is commissioning design work to see if we can improve Gallows Corner Junction and those improvements should be completed by the spring of 2016.  TfL is very happy to go through in detail with you what is being proposed.


Roger Evans AM (Chairman):  All right, thank you.  I would not normally raise a question from the Chair, obviously 


Boris Johnson (Mayor of London):  No, sure.


Roger Evans AM (Chairman):  ‑‑ but in this situation the motion was approved cross-party at Havering, which is no small feat considering they now have six different political parties on the Council.  One of the things that people tell me is that you did say you would come and have a look at the junction at some time and they have not seen you there yet.  Will you reaffirm your promise to pay us a visit?


Boris Johnson (Mayor of London):  If I possibly can.  Obviously I have been there several times and I have seen it in a general way.  I do not think I have done a public meeting there.  I will do my best.  What I can certainly do is make sure that you are involved personally, Roger, in the changes that are being proposed and that you can have those explained to you.  We are considering Gallows Corner in the long run for more fundamental change and it may be that other solutions will be necessary in the long run.


Roger Evans AM (Chairman):  Thank you.  The Conservative Group is out of time. That concludes the questions.