FOI request detail

Highbury Corner Railway Bridge replacement and roadworks

Request ID: FOI-2691-1819
Date published: 05 February 2019

You asked

Various questions about the Highbury Corner Railway Bridge replacement and road works being carried out at Highbury Corner.

We answered

TfL Ref: 2691-1819

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 10 January 2019 asking for information about Highbury Corner Railway Bridge replacement and roadworks.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

Responding to each of your questions in turn, I can advise:

The cost of the bridge project was £33m.

The bridge project didn’t change the highway layout – it was asset renewal.

The proposed changes to Highbury Corner will form part of the wider work being carried out across London as part of TfL’s Road Modernisation Plan. With a budget of over £4 billion from now until 2020/21, this overarching plan represents the biggest investment in London’s roads in a generation, including hundreds of transformational projects within the existing road network. Highbury Corner roundabout project has an approved budget of £11.6m.

The project is being delivered in partnership with our contractor Ringway Jacobs. We are also working with the London Borough of Islington and local residents to minimise disruptions and ensure the works proceed as safely, efficiently and as quickly as possible.

Working hours are from 08:00 to 20:00 Mondays to Saturdays and some Sundays Extended working hours will be needed during some phases of the works. This has been agreed with the London Borough of Islington. The project will be substantially complete by summer 2019

Prior to construction of Highbury Corner bridge works, Highbury Corner roundabout has always been characterised by high traffic flows and a lack of pedestrian and cycle facilities resulting in a perception of poor safety and congestion for pedestrians. The junction is part of the Safer Junctions programme as it falls within the worst performing (top 2.5 per cent of) Transport For London Road Network (TLRN) junctions for number of vulnerable road user collisions and has been made a priority by TfL and the Mayor for safety improvements.

This project will address safety and severance issues and plan for growth, as the improved Overground and rail services at Highbury and Islington station will see increased use of the area by pedestrians.

If this is not the information you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the enclosed information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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