Gallows Corner Set for Extensive Safety Measures
The aptly named junction has gained a notorious reputation over the years with a series of collisions and a fatality in 2012.
The flyover was built as temporary structure in 1970, but has seen a number of repairs over 46 years to become one of the busiest junctions in Greater London.
Following a period of consultation, the proposals will see –
- Changes to the layout of the roundabout to extend the central island and reduce entry speeds. This would remove sharp turns and widen lanes for vehicles when turning and travelling through the junction
- Improvements to the positioning, curvature and size of traffic islands, give way signs and other street furniture to improve visibility for vehicles passing through the junction
- New white lines and guidance markings across the junction to better direct traffic
- Traffic lane widening on the A127 Southend Arterial Road from 2.6 metres to 3 metres
- Footway widening at the north east section of the roundabout between A118 Straight Road and A12 Colchester Road to better accommodate pedestrian and cyclist shared use facilities
- Footway conversion to a pedestrian and cyclist shared use facility at the eastern section of the roundabout between A12 Colchester Road and A127 Southend Arterial Road
- Road construction and resurfacing where required
See the TfL documentation and plans HERE