Boris Johnson announces TfL Gallows Corner plans to be completed by 2016


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London Mayor Boris Johnson has confirmed that work by TfL to improve the Gallows Corner junction will be completed in 18 months.

Mr Johnson announced at Mayor’s Question Time on Wednesday that safety measures will be completed by spring 2016.

The Romford spot was named the eighth most dangerous junction in London in 2008.

Mr Johnson said: “It is time for TfL to start the work and to see if we can improve Gallows Corner.”

Councillors voted unanimously at a meeting last month to ask TfL to carry out an early review of measures to improve the junction.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell said: “I am very pleased as I have been pushing for 10 years for something to be done about this outdated structure which was meant to be temporary.”

Gallows Corner, linking the A12, A127, Main Road, Straight Road and Colchester Road, has been the scene of a series of accidents.

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They include three collisions in June over a two-day period.

Mayor’s Question Time was chaired by Havering’s London Assembly Member Roger Evans, a former local councillor.

He brought the question of an update on the junction to the forefront of the Mayor’s mind.

Mr Evans said: “I am looking forward to meeting with TfL to discuss with them what they plan to do.

“It is difficult to come to a definite conclusion. But I am not yet convinced so I will be looking at these plans with a critical eye.”

A TfL spokesman said: “We recently carried out a road safety study on Gallows Corner junction which made a number of recommendations to improve safety and reduce the number of vehicle collisions.

“We are currently working on the design work to take forward these recommendations in consultation with the local borough and plan to introduce these by spring 2016.”