|Location Map ( geo)|
|Essex • Middlesex|
|Transport for London|
|A12, A106, B112|
Plans for a junction in the vicinity of Ruckholt Road date back to the 1950s as part of the A12 Eastern Avenue Extension from Wanstead to Hackney Wick. However the junction would have been at Temple Mills. These plans never came to fruition.
At the end of 1964 the route of the M11 was confirmed as running along the Roding Valley so the plans were altered to become a motorway scheme. It would have followed the route of the Eastern Avenue Extension and a Roundabout interchange was planned at the location of today's Lea Interchange. To complicate matters some plans show the junction at Temple Mills and the M11 would later be diverted onto a new southerly alignment with the existing section becoming an all-purpose road, almost certainly taking the A12 number. None of this was to happen.
Eventually some 40 years after the original proposals were made the Eastern Avenue Extension finally opened in 1999. Unlike the original proposals the junction was built at Lea Interchange as a Diamond interchange.
|Central London, Docklands, Blackwall Tunnel|
|Chelmsford, Stansted Airport M11, Walthamstow|
|Stratford, Leytonstone, Leyton, New Spitalfields Market|
|Dalston, Hackney Wick, Bethnal Green|
- The A102(M) Motorway (Eastway Section) No. 2 Scheme 1988 - This Scheme authorises the Secretary of State to provide a 25 metre length of special road which shall add to the special road which he is authorised to construct by the A102(M) Motorway (Eastway Section) Scheme 1986. The additional length of special road is required as a consequence of the proposed redesign of the Lea interchange which has resulted in a slight shift in the point at which the slip roads join the Link Road and hence a change in the point at which non-motorway traffic may join or leave the Link Road.