In spring 2019 Highbury Corner will change to two-way traffic. Here's how your journey could be affected if you are travelling in the area:


23:30 Friday 15 February to 12:00 (midday) Thursday 21 February 2019

The A1 Holloway Road will be closed southbound on the approach to Highbury Corner. During the closure, we will co-ordinate Highbury Corner work with urgent Thames Water work to minimise disruptions to the network.

Services will continue but southbound bus routes 43, 263, 271, 393, N41 will be on diversion. Please allow more time for your journey.

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Until summer 2019

Buses travelling through Highbury Corner may be delayed 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.

Find out how your bus may be affected by visiting You can also follow @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest bus updates.


23:30 Friday 15 February to 12:00 (midday) Thursday 21 February 2019

The A1 Holloway will be closed southbound on the approach to Highbury Corner.

If you are travelling southbound to London on the A1, expect queues and delays. You are advised to seek alternative routes, such as the A5, A10, A41, A105, or the A598, and leave extra time for your journey.

Vehicles over 4.7m in height

During the closure, a signed diversion will be in place via Seven Sisters Road, Blackstock Road and St Pauls Road. Vehicles over 4.7m in height will not be able to use the diversion - plan an alternative route.

Until summer 2019

  • Roads in and around the area will be busier than usual, especially during the peak times of 07:00-10:00 and 16:00-19:00 Monday to Friday, and 10:00-18:00 at weekends
  • Lane closures, parking and turning restrictions will be in place at different times along the route and in the surrounding area
  • Some streets may be closed at certain times
  • Allow more time to complete your journey, seek alternative routes and when possible travel outside peak times

For the latest information on how London roads are operating, check before you travel and follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter for the latest updates.


Signs will be in place to help cyclists during the works - there will also be regular reviews.

A northbound and southbound alternative cycle route is in place on Liverpool Road.

For information on cycling and nearby cycle routes, please visit  

Companies delivering to and servicing north London:

If you or your fleet are travelling through the area but not stopping locally, you may want to re-route your journey to avoid delays and minimise disruption to your schedule.

To find out how other businesses have changed the way they make or receive deliveries in London visit:

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About the scheme

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.

More information is on the project Highbury Corner roundabout project page

Related works

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