Angel flooding – water main replacement travel update
Brace yourselves! Islington High Street is closed southbound due to the Thames Water works. The following changes will run from August 16 to the end of October.
- All southbound lanes will be closed from the lights before Angel tube to the City Road junction
- Only one lane will be open from Angel junction for northbound traffic
- One lane closure southbound between Islington Green and Liverpool Road
- Southbound traffic – including buses – will be diverted up Liverpool Road
- Buses 476 and 30 will serve the Angel from Stoke Newington and Hackney. There will be a shuttle bus replacing buses from Holloway Road. All other bus routes will change.
- Essex Road and Islington Green will re-open
More details from Thames or visit their bus outside the tube on
- Wednesday 23 August &Thursday 31 August – 10am to 2pm
- Wednesday 6 September, 13 September & 20 September – 10am to 2pm
Highbury Corner bridge works
Anyone looking for respite from the traffic chaos will have to wait til 2018 until TfL have replaced the bridge that runs under the roundabout…. updates at tfl.gov.uk/highbury-corner
And if you’re wondering what they mean by ‘bridge’ at Highbury Corner (where is it?) – there’s an excellent video if you scroll down to the bottom of the TfL page (above).For more information, visit thameswater.co.uk/upperstreet
Details of bus diversions
Route 4 towards Waterloo
From Highbury corner buses will be diverted left Canonbury Road, ahead New North Road, ahead East Road, left City Road, right Old Street (Old Street Road-a-bout 3rd exit) and left Goswell Road to normal line of route.
Routes 19, N19 and N41 towards Battersea and Trafalgar Square
From Highbury corner buses will be diverted left Canonbury Road, ahead New North Road, ahead East Road, left City Road, right Old Street (Old Street Road-a-bout 3rd exit) and ahead Clerkenwell Road to normal line of route.
Route 30 and 476 towards Marble Arch and Euston
From Islington High Street at Liverpool Road will divert via right Liverpool Road, left Tolpuddle Street, left Penton Street and right Pentonville Road to line of route.
Routes 38, 56, 341 and N38 towards Victoria, St Pauls or Waterloo
From Essex Road at New North Road will be diverted left New North Road, ahead East Road, left City Road, right Old Street (Old Street Road-a-bout 3rd exit) and ahead Clerkenwell Road to normal line of route.
Route 43 towards London Bridge
From Holloway Road at Camden Road will divert right Camden Road, left Caledonian Road, left Pentonville Road and ahead City Road to normal line of route.
Routes 73 and N73 towards Oxford Circus
From Essex Road, left New North Road, ahead East Road, left City Road circumnavigate Old Street roundabout (4th exit) ahead City Road and ahead Pentonville Road to normal line of route.
Route 153 towards Finsbury Square
From Hemmingford Road at Copenhagen Street will divert right Copenhagen Street, left Caledonian Road, left Pentonville Road, right Kings Cross Road, ahead Farringdon Road, left Roseberry Avenue and right St John Street to normal line of route
Route 274 towards Angel Islington
From Caledonian Road at Copenhagen Street divert ahead Caledonian Road, left Pentonville Road, ahead City Road to normal line of route.
Route 394 towards Angel Islington
From City Road at Wakley Street will divert left Wakley Street and right Goswell Road to stand at 274 stand.
Route 394 towards Homerton Hospital
From temporary stand ahead Goswell Road, right at clock tower into City Road to normal line of route