Work to remove the one-way traffic system at Vauxhall is set to start in 2019 after more than 60 per cent of respondents to a public consultation backed the plans.
The reintroduction of two-way roads is part of a wider project to transform the Vauxhall area. Other upgrades include a new public square, improvements to the bus station and nearby Bondway, new segregated cycle lanes and 12 new or improved signalised pedestrian crossings.
Transport for London says the changes will boost public safety while encouraging the use of streets as public spaces.
The agency says feedback from the consultation has allowed it to tweak initial proposals, including making alterations to priorities at junctions and the locations of new bus stops.
Leon Daniels, TfL’s Managing Director of Surface Transport, said: “A safer, better connected and more accessible Vauxhall will support new jobs, houses and growth in the area.
“By consulting with local residents and road users we’ve been able to improve our initial designs to deliver the best possible scheme that will benefit everyone living or working in, or travelling through, the area.”
The plans are being backed by Lambeth council which is part funding some of the work.
Cllr Jack Hopkins, Cabinet member for Regeneration, Business and Culture, said: “This is a hugely exciting time for Vauxhall and these plans will make the area more accessible, safer and a more pleasant place to live, work and visit.
“The public square will help make Vauxhall a proper destination once again, complementing the excellent transport links and variety of attractions on offer.
“The council, along with Transport for London, has worked closely with local residents and businesses on these plans, and I’m delighted that the scheme has widespread support.”