Henlys Corner improvement gets official go-ahead

Transport for London has today confirmed that the Henlys Corner junction improvement scheme will go ahead as planned.  The upgrade had been placed under review, along with all other TfL projects, until the Government’s spending plans were made clear.

Mike Freer MP said, “This is truly excellent news.  I’ve been lobbying Boris, Transport for London and the Secretary of State to deliver this scheme since I was elected, so I’m delighted that they have listened and accepted how important this investment in infrastructure is for North London.  I’m also very grateful to Barnet Council for their continuing support.

This news comes on the back of London’s good settlement in the Government’s spending review.  Times are tough but the Government has recognised that it needs to spend, even now, on London’s transport system to keep the private sector motoring.  Boris did excellent work hammering that fact home to Ministers.”

The £8 million improvement scheme will provide much-needed and long anticipated improvement to the busy junction. New right turn filter lanes will be installed on most arms of the junction, which will help improve traffic flow for motorists through the area. New signal controlled crossings will also be installed, making crossing the road easier for pedestrians and cyclists.

Preparatory works on the scheme are set to begin early next year, with the main works starting in spring 2011. The scheme is expected to take 7 months to complete, with all works finished ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.