We are now carrying out final works and rebuilding the kerbs and footways at Highbury Corner. Temporary changes to travel will remain in place while these works are completed. Visit the project page for more information.

Highbury & Islington station, local shops and businesses will be open as usual.



Lane restrictions will apply at Highbury Corner but traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times. Where possible, avoid driving in and around Highbury Corner during peaks times.

Access between Highbury Place and Holloway Road will remain closed to all vehicles until February 2018 while we carry out final works in this area.

For the latest information on traffic conditions, see our traffic status updates page or follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter.


Bus routes 43, 263, 271, 277, 393 and N41 are now serving their normal routes.

The following bus stops have been moved further north on Holloway Road:

  • Bus stop A (northbound) is now located outside Highbury Magistrates Court
  • Bus stop B (southbound) is now located outside Waitrose

Bus stops A and B will return to their original location, nearer to Highbury Corner roundabout, before summer 2018.

The free shuttle bus, route 593, is no longer running.

For the latest information on how buses are running, see our bus status updates or follow @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.


London Overground services will be affected at weekends until mid-February 2018.

For live information on London Overground, see our status updates page or follow @LDNOverground on Twitter.


Lane restrictions will apply at Highbury Corner. Where possible, cyclists should use the alternative cycle route signed via Liverpool Road. Other alternative routes will be signed. Cyclists should use these routes to avoid Highbury Corner.

Access between Highbury Place and Holloway Road will remain closed until February 2018 while we carry out final works. Please use alternative routes.



Temporary changes apply to walking routes around Highbury & Islington station. Follow the signed pedestrian routes at all times and allow more time for journeys around the area.

Shops and businesses in the area are open as usual.

Plan your deliveries

If you make or receive deliveries in central London, talk to your customers and suppliers ahead of time. You may want to consider changing the times of your deliveries to avoid lane restrictions at Highbury Corner.

You can also:

Other impacts

To find out more about planning deliveries, walking, cycling, taxis and minicabs, coaches and transport accessibility during major roadworks, see our travel advice for road users page.

Why this is happening

The Highbury Corner Bridge was built around 1850 and carries the Holloway Road (A1) over the London Overground line. The bridge also sits under the Highbury & Islington station building and forecourt. The bridge is in a poor state of repair so it is essential that we replace it. Doing so now will prevent the need for disruptive emergency closures in the future.

This new bridge has an expected lifespan of 120 years.

For more information on this project, visit the Highbury Corner Bridge page.

Related works

Find out all major roadworks in London, or specific travel advice for current projects in London: