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09:00 20 June 2014

The Plough in Gallows Corner. Credit: Romford Through Time by Brian Evans

The Plough in Gallows Corner. Credit: Romford Through Time by Brian Evans

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London Mayor Boris Johnson is calling on Transport for London (TfL) to meet Havering’s assembly member to discuss improvements at the Gallows Corner “disaster zone”.

Residents and politicians alike have called for major changes at the notorious Romford accident blackspot after a spate of crashes.

Critics also say that urgent work is needed to improve the “temporary” flyover that was built in the 1970s.

Roger Evans, London Assembly Member for Havering and Redbridge, said that the solution is for an underpass to ease traffic from the A12.

He said: “I’ve been pushing it with TfL and the Mayor.

“There is an immediate situation but the solution is going to be a long-term one.

“It’s not the sort of thing you can solve off the cuff but I’m going to try to hurry it up as it seems to me it’s taking a long time.”

Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell said that he had taken the matter up with Mr Johnson before and intends to do so again.

“It is no longer acceptable. After all these years we haven’t seen a serious plan to make that junction safe,” he said.

He added that it is time for investment and echoed Mr Evans’ call for an underpass.

Alan Bristow, roads director at TfL, said it is spending “£4billion” on London’s roads and has recently completed a survey into safety at the roundabout.

He continued: “The mayor has also asked that TfL meets with Assembly Member Evans to discuss what further work might be possible.

“Road safety is a huge priority for us and as normal we will be assisting the Metropolitan Police with their investigation into recent incidents at this location.”

Former Havering councillor Denis O’Flynn, 81, described the roundabout as a “disaster zone” and said it is one of the borough’s most dangerous spots.

Resident Dave Ainsworth, of Barnstaple Road, Harold Hill, stressed that action is needed soon and critised the “dinky toy” flyover built as a temporary solution in the 1970s.

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