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Roadworks to begin on the Drill roundabout, Gidea Park

PUBLISHED: 08:00 13 May 2017

The proposed new layout of The Drill rounabout, Gidea Park. Picture: Havering Council

The proposed new layout of The Drill rounabout, Gidea Park. Picture: Havering Council

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Work will begin on Monday on improvements to the Drill roundabout in Gidea Park.

Four new zebra crossings will be installed and footways widened on the approaches to the roundabout near Gidea Park station at the junction of Brentwood Road and Slewins Lane. The zebra crossings are designed to improve pedestrian access around the junction by The Drill pub.

Steve Moore, Havering Council’s director of neighbourhoods, said: “The pedestrian traffic islands around the Drill roundabout are old, provide little waiting space, and are difficult to maintain. There are areas where the footways are narrow and there’s a substantial amount of street clutter that these works will clear up.

“There will be some short-term disruption to users of the roads and pavements around this roundabout but we’ll be doing our best to minimise any inconvenience caused and all works should be complete by July 24.”

The work can be carried out thanks to a grant of £100,000 from Transport for London and follows a public consultation earlier this year.

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