Andrew Rosindell, Member of Parliament for Romford, has reached out to the Rt Hon. Mark Harper MP, the Secretary of State for Transport, urging the government to provide financial support for the enhancement of the Gallows Corner junction and flyover in Romford, Essex. The current infrastructure, which has been in use for more than half a century, is considered one of the riskiest road sections in the South-East, plagued by significant traffic congestion and safety issues.
In his letter, Mr. Rosindell stressed that this area is notorious for its high-risk status in the South-East due to substantial congestion and safety problems. He also pointed out that Transport for London (TfL) has previously cautioned that there may be a need to close the existing structure by 2025. Such a decision, without a replacement structure already in the planning stages, would have devastating consequences for his constituents and those living in neighboring Essex areas.
Additionally, Mr. Rosindell drew attention to TfL's bid for £50 million in government funding to revamp Gallows Corner. However, he cautioned that this might not be sufficient to fully replace the structure and thus urged the government to allocate a portion of the £1 billion of available funding for road projects specifically for the replacement of Gallows Corner.
In conclusion, Mr. Rosindell appealed for an allocation of resources from the £1 billion funding pool for road projects to be directed towards the replacement of Gallows Corner, emphasizing the substantial benefits such an investment would bring to the Havering and Essex communities, both in economic terms and in enhancing the safety of local residents.