A5 turning west at the A406 North Circular

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4209
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Motorists are still confused about how they will be expected to drive south on the A5 and turn west at the A406 North Circular Road. Can you provide a clear description of what they will have to do? How will you ensure that rat-running will not become a problem?

Answer

Answer for A5 turning west at the A406 North Circular

Answer for A5 turning west at the A406 North Circular

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Brent Cross Cricklewood redevelopment includes major improvement works to local roads and junctions. As a result of these plans, vehicles travelling southbound on the A5 and joining the A406 westbound will no longer queue through the roundabout. They will loop around using the new road layout, travelling slightly further in distance but taking less time, particularly during peak periods.

The improvements to the Staples Corner Junction will also reduce congestion for traffic going to the Brent Cross Shopping Centre from the south via the A5. These improvements will reduce any tendency for rat-running to avoid congestion.