Old Street roundabout

Traffic switch - major changes

 

  • The right turn from Old Street west into City Road south has been 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

Weekend closures

Between Saturday 20 February until Sunday 4 April there will be a series of weekend road closures to allow crane operations at the Old Street Junction.

More about the Old Street roundabout project.

Here is how transport is affected:

Here is how transport is affected:

Bus

  • 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

Weekend closures

  • Saturday 20 February 05:00 until Sunday 21 February 20:00
  • Saturday 13 March 05:00 until Sunday 14 March 20:00
  • Saturday 03 April 05:00 until Sunday 4 April 20:00

The following buses will be on diversion, or stop short of their usual destination over the closure weekends: 21, 43, 55, 76, 141, 205, 214, 243, 271, N55, N205.

Some bus stops will be temporarily closed. Follow signs to the nearest stop

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

Driving

New road layout 

  • 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

Weekend closures

  • Saturday 20 February 05:00 until Sunday 21 February 20:00
  • Saturday 13 March 05:00 until Sunday 14 March 20:00
  • Saturday 03 April 05:00 until Sunday 4 April 20:00

Old Street west and City Road south will have directional closures from 5.00am on Saturdays to 20:00 on Sundays over closure weekends.

  • There will be no access between Old Street east and City Road south
  • There will be no access to the junction for eastbound traffic from Old Street west
  • The Inner Ring Road will remain open
  • Roads in the surrounding area are expected to be a lot busier - allow more time for your journey

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

There are segregated cycle lanes and dedicated cycle signals 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 people walking and other traffic.

Weekend closures

  • Saturday 13 March 05:00 until Sunday 14 March 20:00
  • Saturday 03 April 05:00 until Sunday 4 April 20:00

Segregated cycle routes through Old Street roundabout will be suspended over the closure weekends from 05:00 on Saturdays to 21:00 on Sundays. Follow the traffic diversions or follow the signed alternative cycle routes.

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 quieter times.

Information

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

  • Status updates for roads
  • TfL Go app for interactive maps and live arrival times
  • 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
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