Holland Park Roundabout

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Holland Park Roundabout
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Location
Shepherd's Bush
County
Middlesex
Highway Authority
Transport for London
Junction Type
Roundabout
Roads Joined
A402, A3220
Junctions related to the A402
Junctions related to the A3220

Holland Park Roundabout (also known locally as 'the southern roundabout') is a roundabout near Shepherds Bush. It is one of only two junctions on the West Cross Route plan to have been built.

History

Originally just a minor crossroads on Holland Park Avenue, with Holland Road heading south to Earls Court, these roads were classified as A40 and B407 respectively in 1922. In the late 1930s, the creation of the A205 across South London by a mix of new build and renumbered B Roads had reached this junction, replacing the B407. The A205 was rerouted to end at Chiswick Roundabout, and the A3220 created, in the 1950s. The construction of the Westway and the West Cross Route link into Shepherds Bush during the late 1960s (opening July 1970) meant the creation of the current roundabout.

The roundabout was built to be grade-separated, with a north-south M41 mainline. The route south from here was mired in controversy and, despite being proposed as a lower-spec all-purpose road in the mid-80s, was never built. In 1998, the M41 was despecialised and became a northern extension of the A3220, a couple of years before Transport for London took over management of the road from the Highways Agency.

Routes

Route To Notes

A3220

Oxford, Wembley, Ealing, Central London (A40), White City

A3220

Westminster, Earls Court, Olympia

A402

Hammersmith, Shepherd's Bush, White City

A402

Notting Hill Gate

M41

Oxford, Wembley, Ealing, Central London (A40(M)) now A3220

A40

Hammersmith, Shepherd's Bush, White City now A402

A40

Notting Hill Gate now A402

A205

Westminster, Earls Court, Olympia now A3220

B407

Earls Court now A3220

M41

Westminster, Earls Court, Chelsea, Clapham Junction



Holland Park Roundabout
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Ringway plans - West Cross Route (southern section) - Coppermine - 3976.JPGOld Map London - 1967 - Coppermine - 393.jpg
Other nearby junctions
Shepherds Bush
Junctions on 'Ringway 1'
North Cross Route   North Acton • Willesden • Hampstead • Camden • Dalston • Hackney Wick
East Cross Route    Hackney Wick • Old Ford • Bow • Devas St • Abbott Rd • South Bromley • Blackwall Tunnels • Blackwall Lane • Woolwich Road • Sun in the Sands • Kidbrooke
South Cross Route   Kidbrooke • St Johns • Peckham Rye • Denmark Hill • Loughborough Junction • Clapham High St • Battersea • Putney
West Cross Route    Battersea • Chelsea • Kensington • Holland Park • Westway • Willesden