South Circular Works

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 25th January 2022.

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Photo of Len Duvall OBE Len Duvall OBE Labour

Can you inform me of any progress of any works relating the south circular junctions of Wellington St/ South Circular and Woolwich Roundabout/ South Circular?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Transport for London (TfL) is undertaking and planning a number of projects in this area, although aside from traffic signal upgrades, these remain subject to TfL obtaining appropriate Government funding.

From Monday 24 January, work will be taking place to upgrade the traffic signals at the junction of the A205 John Wilson Street and Wellington Street. This work will replace the signals with the latest extra-low voltage and low carbon technology to ensure they are operating as efficiently as possible, benefiting all road users. The work is due to be completed by 11 March 2022, and disruption to residents and road users during the works is hoped to be minimal.

In the Woolwich Roundabout area, TfL is planning a speed reduction scheme in line with my Vision Zero ambitions to reduce death and serious injury on London’s roads by 2041. The speed between the Woolwich Ferry terminal and Well Hall Roundabout will be reduced from 30mph to 20mph, with appropriate signage installed to facilitate enforcement. TfL aims to complete this piece of work by the end of 2023/24.

TfL has well-established plans for a cycleway between Greenwich and Woolwich - the first section of which has been built as a trial scheme between Greenwich to Anchor and Hope Lane. TfL held a public consultation in January 2020 for proposals between Anchor and Hope Lane and Woolwich Ferry Roundabout. These plans were put on hold at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, but TfL has now re-started design work and the consultation responses received in 2020 will be used to guide the design. As before, ongoing work on this project will depend on funding being secured.

Finally, TfL is in the early stages of developing an Area Investment Plan (AIP) for the Woolwich Ferry to Well Hall Roundabout corridor, with the aim being to reduce road danger along the A205 through the Woolwich corridor. However, again, the future development of this project will require adequate funding to become available.