Regeneration: Walthamstow Gyratory

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Background

As Waltham Forest continues to grow, we are working hard to ensure that the transport network in the town centre can support growth and that everyone can get around easily.

The council is working closely with Transport for London to transform the Walthamstow gyratory junction of Hoe Street and Selborne Road to make the town centre a more pleasant, accessible and safer area for everyone.

What is happening?

Work to install a new bridge to replace the Victorian-era structure at the junction of Hoe Street and Selborne Road is now completed and working with Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail, we have now allowed traffic to start using the new bridge. The final touches have now been made to the new road bridge, including the installation of permanent traffic lights and new road markings.  Work has also been completed on the entrance to Station Approach.

Following a consultation with residents in the spring of 2018 work has begun on transforming the former bridge into a new large public space, complete with pollution absorbing shrubs and trees and space for pop up stalls.

Transport for London has also concluded their consultation from earlier this year and agreed  to relocate the 357 and 97 bus stops from Walthamstow Bus Station on to the new gyratory junction. 

The final works on Hoe Street is now being completed as well as works to improve footways on Selborne Road, extend the eastbound bus lane to the bus station entrance and install improved traffic lights outside the bus station.  This work may cause some temporary disruption to bus services and vehicles along Selborne Road during March 2019.

Overnight resurfacing of Selborne Road is expected to take place during the first week of April 2019.

All the works are expected to be completed by spring 2019.

Keeping you informed

Further details

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More information is available from:

  • Waltham Forest Council’s Programme Manager, Mark Bland.
  • Waltham Forest Council’s Stakeholder Relations and Community Engagement Manager, Keith Brown.