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Walthamstow Town Centre Transport Improvements Update

Overnight works on 3 and 4 December

Overnight works will be taking place in Walthamstow Town Centre on 3 and 4 December as part of an ongoing transport improvement project.

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.

Traffic management arrangements will be in place from Saturday 3 December at 9pm to Sunday 4 December at 8pm, with all north and southbound traffic diverted to the eastern side of the gyratory. This will reduce traffic to one lane in both directions during this period and is likely to impact on driving times. Signs will be placed in the area around the gyratory and in approaching roads to warn drivers of any disruption.

On Sunday 4 December Hoe Street from Church Hill and Selborne Road to the west of the bus station will be closed overnight from 8pm to 6am, to allow the final traffic management layout for the implementation of the new bridge to be put in place.

Traffic diversions and traffic management will be in place during this time. Motorists are asked to follow the signs which will direct them through the diversion routes. Buses will also be diverted during this time, and commuters are asked to check for the latest updates.

All parking and loading on the western side of Palmerston Road from the junction of South Grove and Selborne Road to Forest Road will also be suspended overnight on Sunday 4 December from 8pm to 6am, to allow for the bus diversions that will be in place during the gyratory closure.

From Monday 5 December a new traffic management layout will be in place until August 2017, to allow for the construction of the new bridge over the railway line. 

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 until Summer 2018.

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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

  • More trees and plants in the area

  • An improved bus station and better positioned bus stops

  • New, safer pedestrian crossings

  • More, safer space for cycles.

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