Going with the flow

By Natalie Vincent - Tue 14 November 2017, 1:17 pm

Improvements made to a busy junction on Ponders End High Street have already resulted in encouraging safer driving, say Enfield Council.

The final touches being made to the junction before opening on 1 September

The works were completed on 1 September, before the start of the new school year, with a block-paved junction with crossing points installed at the junction of South Street, Lincoln Road and Derby Road.

Existing traffic lights were replaced with two circular traffic schemes called roundels.

Enfield Council's cabinet member for environment, Daniel Anderson, said: "Having monitored the first two weeks of traffic flow, we are pleased to report that drivers and cyclists are negotiating the junction with less speed and more caution - just as intended."

The junction improvements mark the completion of the first phase of the Ponders End High Street regeneration scheme; utility companies have started to lay cables, before work starts on installing five more crossings and planting new trees and plants.