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Calls for second flyover at Gallows Corner go to City Hall

PUBLISHED: 10:51 24 May 2016 | UPDATED: 11:29 24 May 2016

Havering's London Assembly member Keith Prince at Gallows Corner

Havering's London Assembly member Keith Prince at Gallows Corner

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Sadiq Khan will be asked to support calls for a second flyover to ease congestion at Gallows Corner, Romford, tomorrow (Wednesday).

Havering’s new London Assembly Member, Keith Prince, will ask the Mayor of London to accept that a second flyover would be most viable long-term solution to traffic and safety issues at the junction.

He will make the call for support during the first Mayor’s Question Time of Mr Khan’s term.

Mr Prince said: “I promised my constituents that I would make solving the traffic and safety issues at Gallows Corner a priority as an Assembly Member.

“I am making good on my promise by dedicating my first mayor’s question to the subject.

“My residents deserve to see this improvement. I will be relentless in my lobbying to get a second flyover constructed as the only realistic long-term solution to Gallows Corner problem.”

Transport for London held a consultation between January and March this year about its plans to make the junction – which incorporates a five arm roundabout and flyover – safer by repainting lines, increasing the size of the roundabout and extending the 30mph approach on the A12 and A127.

The plans were branded “a waste of time” by Romford MP Andrew Rosindell who has had called for an underpass to be built to ease congestion.

The existing flyover was built as a temporary measure in the 1970s.

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