Traffic lights at every junction of Redbridge Roundabout will not be considered under improvement plans

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 July 2017

Redbridge roundabout. Picture Steve Poston.

Redbridge roundabout. Picture Steve Poston.


Plans to improve safety at Redbridge Roundabout will not include changes to Redbridge Lane East, Transport for London (TfL) have confirmed.

The rat run is a source of daily congestion for road users and it is the only slip road at the roundabout that does not have traffic lights.

“We did some trials on Redbridge Lane East but signals caused more delays on the A12,” said a TfL speaker at an external scrutiny panel at Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford.

“Signalling actually increased time”

“We are still very much up for running measures on [surrounding] local roads though.”

Over the course of 36 months, the roundabout has been the site of 60 collisions.

To address the “high number of accidents”, TfL is considering a scheme to improve safety and traffic flow.

“The proposals would be small scale changes and focus on better signage and cutting back corners,” she added.

“Priorities do change and we want people to respond to our consultations to make this a priority.”

Members of the panel did ask if there was opportunity to include Redbridge Lane East into the safety scheme but were told there were no plans under the proposals.

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