Transport for London is transforming the Archway gyratory as part of their road modernisation plans. The works, which start from 1st February 2016, will create a new public space in the heart of the town and introduce a new two-way traffic system and dedicated cycle lanes. The project is due to be completed in summer 2017. From 1 February 2016 until summer 2017, roads around Archway will be busy while Transport for London redesigns the Archway gyratory junction. Construction will affect journeys in different ways at different times.
Changes will include:
Access to Archway Tube will be retained, but there may be changes to pedestrian crossings around its entrances. Buses may be delayed or stop short of their normal destination and some stops will be temporarily suspended. TFL have said that works will be completed in separate construction phases to keep disruption to a minimum, so different areas around the gyratory will be affected at different times. They have a travel advice page with further information. See links above.
The works will:
The permanent changes to turn movements are expected to come into effect from January 2017. Transport for London have committed to provide further information closer to the time.
Transport for London held a consultation on their proposals for the gyratory from 3 November to 14 December 2014. They are now seeking feedback on changes to bus routes. Some changes will be needed to bus services in the area because of the changes to the road layout. Transport for London have started a consultation on bus services which closes on 22 February 2016. Find out how to have your say on the Archway bus routes consultation page. See links above.
It's not just Archway gyratory though. Other works in the area include TFL's renovation of Upper Holloway bridge and gasworks from National Grid. Visit TFL's Upper Holloway Bridge pages for further infomation on Holloway Road disruption. National Grid will be carrying out gasworks on Archway Road at the junction of Southwood Lane and Muswell Hill Road until Sunday 28 February. This will cause a northbound or southbound closure of Archway Road with traffic maintained via a contraflow system and temporary lights. There will also be a closure of Southwood Lane and Wood Lane.