The Highbury Corner Bridge was built around 1850 and carries the Holloway Road (A1) over London Overground lines. The bridge sits under the Highbury & Islington station building and forecourt. It's in poor condition and needs to be replaced.
We plan to demolish and replace the section of bridge over the London Overground North London line over the Easter 2017 period. (Easter Sunday is 16 April 2017.)
The bridge replacement works are part of our plan to improve London's roads and public spaces.
We are relocating the gas, water, electricity and telecommunication pipes and cables.
BT will continue working outside Marie Curie in December 2016. The loading bay outside Marie Curie and one lane of the northern arm of the gyratory are partly suspended until BT's works are finished.
Pedestrians will have access at all times.
We are also replacing the bridge which carries the A1 Holloway Road over the rail track at Upper Holloway station. We will close the A1 Holloway Road between Fairbridge Road and Wedmore Gardens in separate phases until Monday 16 January 2017.
To minimise disruption caused by closures on the A1 Holloway Road, other utility diversion works are planned from mid-January 2017. We will provide updates to local residents and businesses.
Businesses along the Holloway Road are open as usual during the closures.
Find out how the closure could affect your journey on the Upper Holloway Bridge travel advice page.
Highbury & Islington station will remain open as normal and pedestrian access to the station will be provided at all times.
The pedestrian crossing outside Highbury & Islington station is closed. A temporary crossing is in place 50 metres north along Holloway Road.
Two bus stops (stop A northbound and stop B southbound) have been moved further north on Holloway Road. This should not affect bus journey times.
Highbury Crescent (between Highbury Terrace and Highbury Place) will be closed until 2017. This area is being used for equipment storage and workers' cabins.
Hampton Court has also been closed for the duration of the works. We have installed temporary road blocks in Hampton Court, at the junction with Swan Yard, to enforce the closure.
Bike racks previously located in the station forecourt are in Highbury Station Road.
Cyclists are able to use the right turn from Holloway Road into Highbury Place.
The cycle lane on the western side of the Highbury Corner gyratory has now been reinstated.
An alternative cycle route is signed via Liverpool Road. This route avoids the works at Highbury Corner.
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We will investigate any complaints about noise quickly. We're using a range of measures to reduce noise, vibration and disruption:
We are working closely with Network Rail, London Underground, London Overground and the London Borough of Islington to minimise disruption and ensure the works proceed as safely, efficiently and quickly as possible.
The project is being delivered in partnership with our contractors, Hochtief (UK) Construction, Ramboll and Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Along with Islington Council, we consulted in February/March 2016 on proposals to improve cycling and pedestrian and facilities at Highbury Corner roundabout. Changes could include closing the western side of the roundabout to create two linked public spaces and building a new square in front of the station.
The proposed improvements would not start until 2018, after the bridge has been replaced, to minimise the impact to road users. Find out out more on the Highbury Corner consultation page.
The section of bridge over the East London line bridge has been demolished and replaced.