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Walthamstow Town Centre Transport Improvements Update

Overnight works on 8 and 9 November

Some overnight works will be taking place in Walthamstow Town Centre on 8 and 9 November as part of the ongoing transport improvement works.

Waltham Forest Council is currently working with Transport for London (TfL) to transform the ‘Walthamstow gyratory’, which is the area on Hoe Street and Selborne Road around Walthamstow Central tube station.

From 9.30pm to 5.30am on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 November, traffic travelling north along Hoe Street near the gyratory will be diverted to the eastern side of the gyratory. This will reduce traffic to one lane in both directions on both evenings and is likely to impact on driving times through the area.

Any updates on the work will be made available online at and on the Council’s Twitter account - @wfcouncil.

The overnight works are part of bridge works programme. These works will run from November to August 2017. Work taking place includes the removal of brick walls and material around the gyratory and preparing the site for the installation of the new bridge.

Both Hoe Street and Selborne Road will be open as usual, however during the works lanes will be rearranged and traffic management signs and cones will be in place to direct traffic. Although roads remain open some disruption is expected, and journeys may take longer than usual. Signs will be placed in the area around the gyratory and in approaching roads to warn drivers of the disruption.

The Council will be consulting on longer term plans for the area early in 2017, and the feedback received will be used to help shape the final design. Subject to approval the main works will take place from January 2017 through to Summer 2018.

The longer term proposals for the area include –

  • A new area of public space that will make it easier to move between the tube and bus stations

  • A new bridge over the railway line to open up the area and create a simpler road layout for all road users. The main bridge works will take place from January to Summer 2017

  • More trees and plants in the area

  • An improved bus station and better positioned bus stops

  • New pedestrian crossings

  • More, safer space for cycles.

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