Barking and Dagenham Council in talks to take A13 underground

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 September 2015 | UPDATED: 08:36 30 September 2015

Nine crashes in just over two weeks on the A13 have led to safety fears

Nine crashes in just over two weeks on the A13 have led to safety fears


Negotiations to take a section of one of the capital’s most heavily-congested roads underground are ongoing, as the tally of crashes continues to rise.

Barking and Dagenham Council wants to see the A13 tunnelled for a mile between Lodge Avenue and Gale Street and is in talks with the Greater London Authority (GLA).

A council spokesman confirmed discussions had been taking place with TfL, the GLA and neighbouring boroughs.

He said: “We are in the early stages, however, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ease crippling congestion along one of London’s major roads and build thousands of homes for local people and Londoners.”

A Toyota Prius mounted a barrier at the Lodge Avenue flyover on Monday – the ninth crash on the road in little more than two weeks.

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