Work to overhaul Elephant & Castle roundabout starts

A £25 million project to overhaul Elephant & Castle northern roundabout in London is now underway.

The improvements are taking place as part of Transport for London’s (TfL’s) continuing £4bn Road Modernisation Plan.

The overhaul of the roundabout has been designed to significantly upgrade facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers by converting it into a peninsular, creating a new, more open and accessible public space, with the road around it converted to two-way traffic.

Leon Daniels, managing director of surface transport at TfL, said: “Elephant & Castle is a location all Londoners are aware of and the major redesign of this junction will help support the rapid transformation that is already being seen here. We will now work to deliver these changes as quickly as possible, making the area safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, as well as transforming it into somewhere that people will want to meet, socialise and interact.”

Subways will also be replaced with new pedestrian crossings that allow people to cross directly, easily and safely between Tube, bus and local amenities at all times of the day. New dedicated cycle routes will also be created through and around the junction to improve safety for cyclists.

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