Upper Holloway Bridge travel advice

The work means the following closures are needed on the Holloway Road between Fairbridge and Wedmore Gardens:

  • Friday 21 (22:00) - Monday 31 October (05:00): Full closure
  • Monday 31 October (05:00) - Saturday 24 December (22:00): Southbound closure
  • Friday 18 (22:00) - Monday 21 November (05:00): Full closure
  • Friday 25  (22:00) - Monday 28 November (05:00): Full closure
  • Saturday 24 December 2016 - Monday 16 January 2017: Full closure


View the map below or download the PDFs for details of the closure.

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Please plan ahead and allow more time to complete your journey, especially when travelling during the peaks (07:00-09:00 and 16:30-19:30 weekdays, and 10:00-19:00 at weekends).

Closure details

Friday 21 (22:00) to Monday 31 October (05:00): Full closure

The A1 Holloway Road will be closed to vehicles in both directions from the junction with Fairbridge Road to the junction with Wedmore Gardens.

There will be a clearly signed diversion route.

Monday 31 October (05:00) to Saturday 24 December (22:00)

The road will be opened northbound, but will stay closed southbound.

There will also be two full closures on these weekends:

  • Friday 18 (22:00) to Monday 21 November (05:00)
  • Friday 25 (22:00) to Monday 28 November (05:00)

There will be a clearly signed diversion route.

Saturday 24 December 2016 to Monday 16 January 2017: Full closure

The A1 Holloway Road will be closed to vehicles in both directions. We'll have more information nearer the time.

Some parking bays in Rupert Road and Hampden Road will be suspended to provide space for storage and worker facilities. Please seek alternative parking.

Alternative routes to Central London

Drivers travelling south into Central London should use the following alternative routes for a more reliable journey:

  • M1 - join the A5 Edgware Road at Staples Corner
  • A1(M) - travel eastbound on the M25 and join the A10
  • A1 - join the A41 Watford Way at Five Ways Corner
Advice for drivers heading southbound on the A1

A signed diversion will be in place via Junction Road and Tufnell Park Road or Brecknock Road:

  • towards Highbury via Tufnell Park Road
  • towards Kings Cross via Brecknock Road

Northbound diversion routes

A signed diversion will be in place via Tufnell Park Road and Junction Road.

For the latest information on how the roads are operating, see our traffic status updates page or follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter.


Diverted routes

Some bus stops on Holloway Road will be suspended and five local bus routes will be on diversion.  

Bus stops on Holloway Road between Seven Sisters Road and Archway (F, P, R, S, T, U, V) will be suspended. Five affected bus routes will be on diversion via Tufnell Park Road and Junction Road:

  • 17
  • 43
  • 263
  • 271
  • N41

Routes to terminate earlier

  • Route 43 will terminate at Finsbury Square and not continue to London Bridge
  • Route 271 will terminate at Old Street and not continue to Moorgate

Other delayed routes

These routes will experience delays because of diverted traffic through Tufnell Park:

  • 4
  • 134
  • 390
  • N20

Shuttle bus service

A free shuttle bus service, route 563, will run every 10-12 minutes between 06:00 and midnight. It will run between stop L on Holloway Road and the temporary stops near Upper Holloway Station.

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


    Pedestrian access across the bridge will be kept except where absolutely necessary for a few days during the actual bridge demolition and re-build.


    Alternative routes

    View a map of alternative routes below, or download it as a PDF.

    Cyclists can use the road throughout the closures, but you'll have to dismount and walk on the footway at the bridge. Please take care walking your bike through the area, as it may be busier than usual.

    London Overground

    Upper Holloway station will be closed until February 2017 while electrification works are completed on the Gospel Oak to Barking line

    A replacement bus service is in place during the Upper Holloway station closure. It will experience delays during these road closures but will continue to serve the same route

    Find out more about this London Overground closure.

    Deliveries in the area

    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 road closures, or using alternative routes that avoid busy areas.

    You can also:

    Other works in the area

    We're reviewing these nearby works to avoid further congestion:

    Information for developers

    To supplement our roads API, we have released a DATEX version of the Upper Holloway Bridge works, which continues until January 2017.

    You can read more about DATEX II on our blog.

    Why this is happening

    We're investing around £25m to replace the Upper Holloway Bridge which carries the A1 Holloway Road over the railway line at Upper Holloway station. Work began in 2014, and the project will be completed by spring 2017.

    For more information, see the Upper Holloway Bridge project page.


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