City workers warned to prepare for All Change At Bank rerouting and disruption

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City workers warned to prepare for All Change At Bank rerouting and disruption
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You can always bank on the City being busy, but your daily commute is about to get a little more tricky.

That’s because changes are on the way to one of the Square Mile‘s busiest transport intersections – Bank Junction.

Starting 13 February, Queen Victoria Street will close permanently to motor traffic where it meets Bank, facilitating a major improvement programme for the area.

A temporary one-way system will be introduced westbound in Mansion House Street, with a diversion route in place for all eastbound traffic, including those on bike.

Why the upheaval? Well, it’s all part of the All Change At Bank project, which is running in tandem with Transport for London’s Bank station upgrade.

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City of London Corporation Planning and Transportation Committee Chairman, Shravan Joshi, said: “The overall work programme at Bank Junction will make it a safer, more pleasant environment to travel through. This will be furthered by this next phase in the project.

“It means we can enhance this public space in line with our Destination City policy to make the Square Mile a desirable, safe and inclusive visitor destination.”

So, what other disruption can be expected, and for how long?

Buses which currently travel along the northern part of Queen Victoria Street, including routes 11 and 26, will be permanently re-routed via Queen Street.

The temporary one-way system, which runs until July, will see a westbound-only one-way route in Mansion House Street, with access to Cornhill eastbound maintained via Princes Street southbound.

Road users are advised journeys may take longer than normal during the work, with diversions and temporary traffic signals in place.

The latest work is the fourth of seven phases of the All Change at Bank scheme, due for overall completion in the spring of 2024.

More information is at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/allchangeatbank

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