Green Man Roundabout
|Location Map ( geo)|
|View of A12 Underpass in 2008.|
|Transport for London • Waltham Forest|
|A12, A106, A113, A114|
|Junctions related to the A106|
|Junctions related to the A113|
|Junctions related to the A114|
Originally the junction was a 5-way junction, with three major arms and two minor ones. On classification two of the major arms were the A11, and the other the A115, with the minor arms B160 and B162. By the end of the 1920s, the A115 had been absorbed into the A106 Eastern Avenue, and the B160 had become part of the A406 North Circular Road.
After WW2, the junction was a roundabout. By the 1950s there were plans to substantially upgrade the A11-A12 (nee A106) corridor in the area. A draft order was made in 1958 for a limited access dual carriageway but nothing ever came of it. Similar proposals continued through the 1960s. A plan from 1962 shows a combined trumpet/roundabout interchange.
By the end of the 1960s the M11 was planned to run parallel to the A11. This would have had some changes to the proposals and the trumpet part of the planned junction is no longer shown. The M11 scheme persisted throughout the first few years of the 1970s but like the earlier plans this also remained unbuilt.
By the 1980s continuing congestion in the area resulted in further studies being undertaken and approval was given in the early 1990s to build a road very similar to the original 1950s plans but with a simplified Green Man Interchange. The A12 passes beneath the roundabout in a tunnel rather than on a flyover. It opened in the late 1990s, some 40 years after first planned.
With the opening of the underpass and realignment of the roundabout, access to the A114 itself was also changed, with its arm directly linking to the postwar roundabout closed; instead being accessed from the A106 arm only.
|C. London, Docklands, Blackwall Tnl, Hackney, Stratford|
|Chelmsford, Stansted Airport (M11), Ilford|
|Wanstead||A106 number not signed|
|Leyton, Leytonstone, Manor Park, Forest Gate (A114)||A106 number not signed|
|Chigwell, South Woodford, Wanstead Vetinary Hospital|
|Walthamstow, Diverted wide vehicles, Hospital|
|London||High Road Leytonstone|
|Chelmsford, Southend||now A12|
|became A106 then A12|
|became A406, now A114|
- The London Mural Preservation Society: The Green Man
- Aerial view The Green Man Roundabout, Leytonstone, London. c.1970s.
- UK Pub History:The Green Man, Leytonstone
- Leytonstone (22 March 1961)
- Leyton (07 Feb 1962)
- http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/written_answers/1963/feb/27/green-man-junction-leyton#S5CV0672P0_19630227_CWA_38 Green Man Junction] (27 Feb 1963)
- Major Road Reconstruction, Leyton (08 May 1963)
- Road Works, Leytonstone (11 November 1964)
- M11 Link Road (25 October 1994)
- Highways Agency Tunels (24 October 1995)
- M11 Link Road (26 March 1996)