On the 17th January the council (i.e. TfL) will close Whipps Cross Roundabout and open it as Whipps Interchange, a simple T junction! So what are the benefits we will get for our £4m? Some land returned to the forest and a nice place to park buses while they wait for the next leg of their journey. Will traffic flow any better - well I never noticed a problem with the roundabout!
What will happen now is traffic will be delayed more as the computer buffs at City Hall will be able to manage the traffic coming into Waltham Forest by altering the timing of the lights which they were unable to do when it was a smooth running roundabout!!
Here is the plan:
As it was: