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Plans for Gallows Corner to be revealed next year

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 June 2015

The A12 is closed eastbound at the Gallows Corner junction with the A127 [Photograph from Google StreetView]

The A12 is closed eastbound at the Gallows Corner junction with the A127 [Photograph from Google StreetView]

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TfL plans to launch a public consultation on new designs to Gallows Corner next year.

Transport for London (TfL) announced last week that it is taking measures to improve the junction following the series of accidents that have taken place in the area over the past few years.

A TfL spokesperson said: “Last year, TfL 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 with the local borough and are planning to carry out a public consultation on the proposals in early 2016.”

Boris Johnson made a point during Mayor’s Question Time in 2014 that safety precautions were going to be taken regarding the junction within the next 18 months.

Roger Evans, London Assembly member and Deputy Mayor for London, said: “I think this is a positive response to steps that need to be taken in order to improve Gallows Corner.

“Even though we will have to wait until next year for the public consultation to take place, I think it is best so that TfL can come up with the best solution possible.”

Gallows Corner was named as the most dangerous junction in London in 2008.

London Assembly members voted unanimously last year at Mayor’s Question Time to ask TfL to carry out an early review on the accident blackspot.

Cllr Roger Ramsey, leader of the council, said: “We support the recent work that has been carried out to improve road safety at Gallows Corner.

“We discussed improvements to this busy junction with Sir Peter Hendy, the TfL Commissioner, last year.

“We would welcome works that help tackle congestion at this location to improve safety and help traffic move more freely through the borough.”

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