Blackhorse Junction - work begins to create safer and easier travel

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Blackhorse Junction News 

Walthom Forest

Work is getting underway at Blackhorse junction. In recent weeks guard railings have been removed and additional temporary cycle stands have been installed. Please see below for more information about works taking place this week.

Overnight works this week

traffic lights

Overnight works will be taking place at the junction from Monday 24 June until Wednesday 26 June to install temporary traffic lights. 

This is being done overnight, from 9pm to 5am, to minimise impact on traffic using the junction during the day.

During the work the roads and footways will remain open for use and access to properties will be maintained.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to the work and every effort will be made to keep any disruption to a minimum. 

Changes during the work

Blackhorse junction temporary cycle racks

While we will try to keep disruption to the minimum, there will be some changes while the construction works take place, including:

  • a reduction in the amount of cycle parking outside the station (new temporary racks were installed last week - see picture)
  • some congestion during peaks times, please plan your journey accordingly and use alternative routes or transport where possible
  • work signs and barriers around the junction, please take note of these to make sure you stay safe when travelling through the area.

Benefits for residents

Blackhorse junction approach to station

Illustration of how the new Blackhorse Road junction will look

Blackhorse Road junction is a key public transport interchange in the borough and upgrading the junction to better meet the needs of the local community is a priority for the Council.

We know that with the opening of the Walthamstow Wetlands and 2,500 new car free homes being created by local regeneration, the area will get busier so we need to make sure it is easy and safe to get around.

The new improved Blackhorse junction will include:

  • wider pavements catering for more pedestrians
  • a more attractive junction with trees and high quality materials
  • better bus facilities
  • new segregated cycle tracks and
  • improved pedestrian access, better connecting residents and visitors to surrounding communities, public spaces, local amenities and other public transport services.

See further details of the scheme

Changes to support sustainable transport

Cycling in Waltham Forest

As more people choose to live, work, and visit Waltham Forest we expect to see an increase in the use of walking, cycling and public transport services as the primary modes of transport.

The changes to the junction, as well the section of Forest Road between the station and the reservoirs, aim to support this shift to more sustainable modes of transport, benefiting residents, commuters, and helping to support the vibrant economy.

To find out more about the work we are doing to encourage more residents to walk, cycle or use public transport visit the link below.

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