The improvements are designed to make walking and cycling around the area safer and more convenient.
Essential gas works will also be taking take place on the roundabout and Canonbury Road to replace and upgrade the old gas mains with new pipes from July 2018 to summer 2019. We are working with Cadent Gas in order to minimise disruptions.
If you are travelling in the Highbury Corner area, please remember:
Buses travelling through Highbury Corner may experience delays while works are in place. This could affect routes 4, 19, 30, 43, 263, 271, 393, N19, N41, and N277.
Please allow more time for your journey, or if possible, consider travelling outside of peak periods.
Construction work will started in June 2018 and will finish in late 2019.
We have been working on the arboretum section of Highbury Corner roundabout to widen the carriageway. This has involved making room for the new cycle lane by cutting back kerb lines and excavating the road to enable the essential gas main replacement works.
Later in the year, we will continue work on the arms of the roundabout and the footways to prepare for further phases of work. We will be in touch with residents and businesses closer to the time with more details.
From Monday 20 August we will start works to realign the kerb and pave footways along Holloway Road. This will include laying Yorkstone paving at Highbury & Islington station forecourt. This work has been prioritised so we can move the temporary pedestrian crossing back to its original location outside Highbury & Islington station. We plan to have the pedestrian crossing back in place by the end of September.
The majority of works will take place from Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 17:00. Some weekend and night work will also be needed to complete the project as quickly as possible. In the Highbury & Islington station forecourt area, we will work between 07:00 and 17:00 on weekdays and weekends
Route 277 daytime services now run between Crossharbour and Dalston Junction bus station. The route no longer serves stops on St Paul's Road and Balls Pond Road.
Passengers who need services between Highbury Corner and Dalston can use route 30, and additional buses run on this route at peak times.
The night time service has been renumbered N277 and extended via Upper Street, terminating in White Lion Street, and serving additional stops in Pentonville Road, Baron Street and White Lion Street.
The improvements, which include removing the roundabout, creating a two-way traffic system and introducing segregated cycle lanes, are designed to make walking and cycling in the area safer and more convenient.
Working closely with the Islington Council, we will create a new public space and larger station square by closing the western arm of the roundabout and improving access to the arboretum, while protecting existing trees.
For more information see our proposed changes map.
To ensure the new road layout operates effectively, motorists and cyclists will no longer be able to:
The closure of the western side of the roundabout will means that the following roads will be permanently closed to traffic:
We will also close the southern end of Corsica Street to motorists to assist cyclists moving through the junction and to remove any potential conflict between cyclists and other traffic turning into Corsica Street. The closure would also create a safer route for pedestrians crossing at the junction.
For more details see out Highbury Corner Traffic Modelling report and traffic information.
To make room for the new road layout we will need to remove some trees from the edge of the arboretum, as well as two from the northern side of the roundabout, three from the eastern side and one from the southern side - up to 17 in total. Two will be replanted in an alternative location.The memorial tree and mature tree on the corner of Compton Terrace will not be disturbed.
We will mitigate the loss of trees by planting 22 additional trees within the boundary of the arboretum and in the new pedestrianised area.
Between 5 February and 20 March 2016 TfL and Islington Council jointly consulted on proposed improvements to Highbury Corner and on changes to bus services.
There are some changes to what was proposed in our 2016 consultation, and these are listed below:
For more information visit our consultation page
Work is now complete on the Highbury Corner Bridge replacement.
The 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 was in a poor state of repair so it was essential it was replaced. This has prevented the need for disruptive emergency closures in the future.
The new bridge has an expected lifespan of 120 years.