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Post office demolished as part of Highbury bridge work

PUBLISHED: 15:32 15 May 2015 | UPDATED: 15:47 15 May 2015

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The demolition of the old post office outside Highbury and Islington station began this week.

The demolition of the old post office outside Highbury and Islington station began this week.

The removal of the post office, which was closed in controversial fashion last summer, is estimated to last until the end of June and is part of an ongoing Transport for London project to replace the 150-year-old bridge at Highbury Corner.

TfL have said that the removal of the post office will improve pedestrian access to Highbury and Islington station, where a blind woman was knocked down at a “dangerous pinch point” caused by the current road works in February.

TfL will be holding a public consultation on plans to improve the Highbury Corner gyratory for pedestrians and cyclists later this year.

Nick Fairholme, director of projects and programmes for surface transport at TfL, said: “The demolition of the old Post Office is a crucial stage of this work and we are committed to completing these works as quickly and efficiently as possible.

“We will also keep the local community and road users informed of progress as we work to deliver these vital improvements.

“Highbury Corner is a key junction in London and it is therefore important that we ensure that it can continue to remain usable and safe for years to come.”

The changes are part of TfL’s £4billion road modernisation plan to improve the capitals junctions by 2022.

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