To make the area safer for cyclists and other road users, we have:
We are also working with the London Borough of Southwark to transform the public space around Elephant & Castle.
The highway works are now complete, although other improvements will continue into summer 2016.
We introduced a new two-way traffic system at the end of 2015 by closing in the south-eastern arm of the current roundabout, between New Kent Road and the Elephant & Castle Link Road.
As part of the changes, general traffic cannot turn left from Newington Causeway into New Kent Road, or turn right from New Kent Road into Newington Causeway. This applies permanently.
As part of the Elephant and Castle works, segregated cycle lanes at the junction are open and available for use.
To see how your journey might be affected, including traffic maps, see our traffic status tool.
We held a consultation on the upgrade in 2014. More information on the change is in the final consultation report on the Elephant & Castle consultation page.
The work is part of our Road Modernisation Plan.