Transport for London (TfL) has completed the overhaul of Highbury Corner, which was considered one of the most dangerous roundabouts in London, UK.

The renovated junction was officially inaugurated by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Beginning in June 2018, the construction work removed the 1960s roundabout and replaced it with two-way roads.

The traffic changed to a two-way operation in April this year, while work continued on the junction.

Upgrades include dedicated cycle lanes on all three sides, pedestrian crossings and a new station forecourt.

Improvements also include a green public space with access to the arboretum.

Wider, ‘straight across’ pedestrian crossings were constructed, which provide increased accessibility compared to the previous two-stage crossings.

Across St Paul’s Road, a shared pedestrian / cycle crossing was constructed to permit two-way cycling from Corsica Street.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “Whether you’re commuting into central London, or heading to the local shops, the transformation of Highbury Corner will make the area safer for everyone.”

TfL is working towards the Mayor’s plans of tackling the global climate, toxic air and obesity crises by providing improved accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians.

Khan added: “With thousands of people dying prematurely every year as a result of our dirty air and our continuing inactivity crisis, it is essential other boroughs follow the lead of Islington in getting more Londoners walking and cycling as part of their everyday routine.”

London bus collisions have caused 45 deaths and seriously injured 1,017 people in the UK capital since 2014, according to a report by the British trade union GMB London in March.

Last month, TfL contracted information technology consultant Sopra Steria to develop a new control room system for managing roads in London.