The junction, which links Euston Road, Tottenham Court Road and Hampstead Road, has for many years been a traffic-dominated area which acts as a significant barrier for pedestrians and cyclists.
The original design, which we developed in partnership with Camden Council, Design for London and British Land, simplified the junction layout, so that pedestrians would use fewer crossings and have improved access to nearby Tube stations and University College London Hospital (UCLH).
Following the consultation in spring 2012 and our Better Junctions programme, the layout has been amended to further improve facilities for cyclists and people travelling by bus to and from UCLH.
The new design sees the introduction of a bus lane westbound from Gower Street to Tottenham Court Road on the slip road outside UCLH for local buses and cyclists, and associated modifications to the junction of Euston Road and Gower Street.
The design will also see a new public space created with wider pavements, cycle parking, new trees and additional landscaping being delivered throughout the area. New Legible London signs will be installed, helping pedestrians take the quickest route to nearby attractions or shops.
The junction has also been designed so that it can be adapted if a proposed scheme to create a contraflow bus lane along Tottenham Court Road should this be adopted by Camden Council.
Now the final design of the junction has been established, we have put together a works programme to help users plan their journeys.
Where possible, temporary signage will be installed identifying routes to help users navigate the junction while the works are being carried out.
We will work closely with stakeholders to minimise disruption.
We intend to have completed all the works at the junction by spring 2014.
A partnership was set up between TfL, Camden, and British Land who developed a scheme to the preliminary design stage. The scheme was not progressed due to lack of funding.
A study was undertaken to investigate more affordable options. A preferred option was agreed with all partners and funding secured.
Local stakeholders were approached for opinions and views to help shape the final design.
The design was completed and work began earlier this year.
Contractor appointed, final design approved and work commenced. The works are due to be completed by spring 2014.
Euston Circus is part of the Mayor's Great Outdoors Programme.
The programme will invest £355m in more than 80 improvement projects, funding for which comes from Transport for London, the Greater London Authority and London's boroughs and other sources.
The Mayor's vision for improving public spaces in London will ensure that our public spaces are fit for a great world city, are enjoyed by everyone and most importantly, help improve the quality of life in the Capital.