Barking & Dagenham is to receive some £2.1 million from Transport for London (TfL) to help improve traffic flow and boost road safety in the borough.
The funding, to be spent over the next financial year, includes £400,000 for the completion of work at the Merry Fiddlers Junction and £300,000 towards ongoing improvements at Chadwell Heath Station.
A further £300,000 will be spent on a community-led scheme in Mayesbrook - being delivered in partnership with Sustrans - that is targeting highway and public-real improvements.
Some £300,000 will also be spent on upgrading the Green Lanes shopping parade as part of a programme that will include the installation of new street furniture, better car parking, and the planting of new trees.
London Mayor Boris Johnson said the funding would benefit “everyone living in, working in or visiting Barking & Dagenham”.
TfL said the latest tranche of funding would build on current-year projects, including the £500,000 improvement programme for Barking Station forecourt.
The City of London Corporation is about to buy Barking Power Station site in east London for around £125 million, according to Property Week.
A £25 million grant for Barking and Dagenham Council will help it support new housebuilding over the next four years.
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