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Walthamstow Town Centre Transport Improvements

As Waltham Forest continues to grow the Council is working hard to ensure that the transport network in Walthamstow town centre can support this growth so that everyone can get about easily. Some of this work will start on Tuesday 1 November.

In the short term Waltham Forest Council is working closely 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. This will make the town centre easier to get around, and more pleasant and safer for all road users.

From 1 November to the end of December 2016 minor works will take place to improve the bus station exit and the main gyratory area. This will include -

  • Widening the bus station exit and creating a new taxi and loading bay outside Tesco Express on Selborne Road

  • Removing traffic islands in the middle of the gyratory area

  • Setting up a base for contractors.

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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