Old Street roundabout

Traffic switch - major changes

21:30 Thursday 14 January to 05:00 Monday 18 January 2021 

  • Old Street west and City Road south will be closed while we install a new road layout. The Inner Ring Road will remain open through Old Street, but with lane closures

From Monday 18 January 2021

  • The right turn from Old Street west into City Road south will be permanently banned along with the right turn from Mallow Street into Old Street
  • Delays are expected in all directions on the approach to the junction. Please allow more time for your journey

More about the Old Street roundabout project.

Here is how transport is affected:

Here is how transport is affected:

Bus

21:30 Thursday 14 January to 05:00 Monday 18 January 2021

  • Some buses will be delayed, on diversion, or stop short of their destination. Affected routes are the 21, 43, 55, 76, 141, 214, 243, 271, N55
  • Bus stops will be temporarily closed. Signs will be in place to help direct customers to the nearest stop

From Monday 18 January 2021

  • Buses will run on their normal line of route, but may experience some delays through the Old Street junction
  • Allow more time for your journey if you usually travel through Old Street

For the latest information on how buses are running, see our bus status updates.

Driving

21:30 Thursday 14 January to 05:00 Monday 18 January 2021

  • The Inner Ring Road will remain open through Old Street with lane closures
  • Signed diversion routes will be in place
  • Roads in the surrounding area will be a lot busier. Allow more time for your journey

New road layout from Monday 18 January 2021

  • If you are driving through the area, be careful while pedestrians, cyclists and other traffic get used to the new road layout
  • The right turn from Old Street west into City Road south will be permanently banned along with the right turn from Mallow Street into Old Street
  • Delays are expected in all directions on the approach to the junction - allow more time for your journey. Consider alternatives to driving

Local businesses receiving delivery and servicing trips

Delays are expected during construction works at the Old Street roundabout.

  • Consider taking action to minimise the impact of any delivery or servicing trips made to your premises by:
    • Talking to your supplier about whether they can re-time their trips to outside of peak hours
    • Reducing trips by streamlining your suppliers and the number of visits they make to your premises

For the latest information on how London roads are operating, see our traffic status updates map.

Cycling

From Monday 18 January 2021

Segregated cycle lanes and dedicated cycle signals are in place at the Old Street junction. We also have signed cycle routes in place to help guide you through the area. Take care as you get used to the new road layout and be aware of pedestrians and other traffic.

There are a number of Santander cycle docking stations in the area. Check availability using the online docking station map. You can download the Santander Cycles app from the App Store or Google Play.

Walking

  • The pedestrian subway on Cowper Street (subway 2) is closed
  • There are signs to guide you through the area

Safer travel guidance

See our advice on safer travel and changes to travel.

If possible, travel at quiet times.

Information

Check before you travel and plan ahead using our travel tools. See:

  • Status updates for roads
  • Plan a journey, which can help you plan your route
  • Nearby, which uses your current location or a postcode or address of your choice and places you on a map, showing you Tube, bus, river, London Overground, DLR, TfL Rail and Santander Cycles locations around you
  • The TfL Travelbot on Facebook Messenger
  • Our email updates