Our improvements will create a new public space in the heart of the town and introduce a new two-way traffic system, dedicated cycle lanes and improved pedestrian crossings.
We started works in February 2016 and should complete them in summer 2017.
We plan to introduce the new two-way traffic system at Archway overnight on 17 December 2016.
The works are being completed in separate construction phases to keep disruption to a minimum. Different areas around the gyratory will be affected at different times.
Information on how your journey might be affected during all of the works, including traffic maps, is on our Archway gyratory travel advice page.
The work is part of our Road Modernisation Plan.
As part of the improvements we are:
Approximately 30 trees in total will be removed from around the gyratory to make space for the road layout improvements. We're trying to reduce the number of trees affected and new trees will be planted later in the construction period.
We are currently assessing viable locations and the number of trees that can be planted.
Works to introduce the new two-way traffic system are due to run overnight:
These works were originally scheduled for January 2017 but are being brought forward to coincide with the current planned closures on Holloway Road.
To prepare for the reverse of the one-way operation of Vorley Road and MacDonald Road, both roads will be closed to through-traffic overnight:
To prepare for the switch to two-way traffic, lane closures will apply around the gyratory.
The southwest arm of the gyratory outside the Tube station will be closed to traffic. This area will be pedestrianised as part of the new public space that will open next year.
There will be no right turn from St John's Way to Archway Road and no right turn from Junction Road to Holloway Road. This will apply to all traffic.
Vehicle will be able to enter and exit Flowers Mews via Archway Road. Bus stops will be relocated around the new road layout.
We're making these changes to better balance the needs of all road users and make the area more welcoming.
We held a consultation on proposals to improve Archway for cyclists and pedestrians and create a new public space in late 2014. For more on the proposed changes, see the Archway response to consultation report on the Archway gyratory consultation page.
Some changes will be needed to bus services in the area because of the changes to the road layout. We gathered opinions on how bus routes will pass through the new road layout, and which routes will serve which bus stops, from 11 January to 29 February 2016. Find details of this consultation on the Archway bus routes consultation page.