Holloway Circus

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Road works began on Monday 18 September 2017, with an off peak lane closure. We recommend travellers use public transport wherever possible to minimise delays.

Between 9:30am and 3:30pm on weekdays, one lane is closed on the Holloway Head approach to the Holloway Circus junction and round onto Suffolk Street Queensway. From 6am on Monday 13 November, this lane closure will be in place 24 hours a day

This is currently causing significant queues on Holloway Head, tailing back to Bath Row. We recommend drivers should avoid using Bath Row/Holloway Head towards Holloway Circus and should instead divert via Islington Row Middleway/Lee Bank Middleway, turning left onto Bristol Street to approach Holloway Circus from the south.

The loading bay/bus stop on Suffolk Street Queensway (outside Kensington House) will remain suspended. Buses which usually travel along Bath Row and Holloway Head (services 80, 80A, 98 and X64) are diverted via Broad Street when travelling into the city centre.

The works are currently on target to be completed on time in Spring 2018, however we anticipate that the 24-hour restrictions will be lifted before Christmas.

Map showing Holloway Circus roadworks and diversions

Project overview

Planned improvements include:

  • providing a left turn only lane from Holloway Head into Suffolk Street Queensway.
  • installating additional traffic signals.
  • upgrading two existing pedestrian crossing points to Toucan (ie can be used by pedestrians and cycles).
  • improvements to street lighting.
  • relocating CCTV equipment into the central island with additional subway CCTV.