|Location Map ( geo)|
|Transport for London|
|X Rds Signalled controlled|
|A40, A4000, B4492|
|Junctions related to the A4000|
The junction was formed in the 1930s with the construction of Western Avenue. By the 1960s traffic levels had risen to levels that demanded improvements. A flyover was planned to carry the A40 over the junction. It was designed in such a way that the slip roads would go beneath the flyover at the junction below. This would minimise land take so only the front gardens of nearby houses would be required. This scheme was never built.
Successive plans for a flyover were made throughout the following few decades until approval was given in 1991. The scheme would have provided a roundabout at the junction of Horn Lane and Victoria Road which would become two-way. The junction with Wales Farm Road would be a LILO. Unlike the 1960s proposals this scheme had the slip roads to the sides of the flyover and required extra land. Houses were bought and demolished ahead of construction and by 1996 there was empty land alongside the A40. Work stopped that year due to a lack of money and in 1997 Labour won the general election promising to end road expansion and cancelled the project altogether. The vacant land remained undeveloped for another decade until new buildings started appearing.
Smaller scale improvements took place between 2008 and 2010 which saw three lanes each way provided through both sets of traffic lights along with a renewal of the railway bridge.
|Oxford, Ealing, Wembley,|
|Willesden Green,Harlesdon, Victoria Road, Park Royal (E)|
|Park Royal (E & C), Central Middlesex Hospital|