Junction improvements

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please give an update on timetables for improvement schemes for a) Elephant & Castle, b) Vauxhall Gyratory, c) Oval Gyratory, d) Tulse Hill gyratory.


Answer for Junction improvements

Answer for Junction improvements

Answered By: 
The Mayor

a) On 21 August 2014, I announced details of the major redesign of Elephant & Castle northern roundabout. Details of the project including timescales can be found on the TfL website: https://www.tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2014/august/residents-businesses-and-local-stakeholders-back-radical-plans-to-redesign-elephant-and-castle-roundabout01-base-page-37504.


Proposals to create a new public space are currently being consulted on and details can be found on the TfL website: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/elephant.


b) High level concepts for the improvements at Vauxhall gyratory are currently being consulted on. Information on the proposals including timescales can be found on the TfL website: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/vauxhall-cross.  Cycle Superhighway 5, a separate scheme to provide a segregated cycle route through the gyratory will commence in 2015; this will be integrated into the main scheme.


c) Proposals for Oval Gyratory were consulted on publicly earlier this year and the consultation report was published on 21 October. This can be found on the TfL website: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/betterjunctions/oval/results/oval-triangle-consultation-report.pdf. The works are planned to be completed in early 2016.


d)TfL is progressing an ambitious programme of schemes to deliver improvements in line with the aspirations included in the Roads Task Force report. Tulse Hill gyratory has been included as a scheme within the existing 10 year Business Plan and is currently planned for delivery in 2020/21. Discussions have been taking place with Lambeth officers over some early engagement work with the local community to scope out future work.