East London is undergoing a significant transformation, with a surge in road improvements and infrastructure projects. These developments are in response to the area’s increasing population and the need to improve transport links. The A13, a key route into the city, is undergoing a major refurbishment. This includes widening the road, improving junctions and installing new traffic management systems.

Another significant project is the construction of a new bridge over the River Thames, linking Beckton and Thamesmead. This bridge, known as the Thames Gateway Bridge, aims to reduce traffic congestion in the Blackwall Tunnel and provide an improved link between north and south London.

The East London Transit (ELT) scheme is another initiative aimed at improving transport in the area. The ELT will provide a high-quality bus service, connecting Ilford with Dagenham Dock. It’s expected to reduce journey times and increase the reliability of public transport.

An additional project, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) extension, will connect Woolwich Arsenal with the DLR network, providing a direct link to the City. These projects are part of a wider plan to improve transport across East London, aiming to support the area’s growth and development.

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