The contractors will be working on site seven days a week from 7am – 7pm. This will inevitably cause some disturbance to residents but the contractors claim that their modern equipment creates noise levels of only 70 decibels, equivalent to busy urban traffic.
Speaking from his office in Finchley, Mike Freer MP said, “It’s been a long slog to persuade TfL to go ahead with the scheme, so it will be satisfying to see earth finally broken. Of course there will be times when nearby residents or those driving through the junction will be inconvenienced, but the end result will be better for drivers and pedestrians.”
The improvements will see new right turn filter lanes 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.