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A104 Traffic

Islington Green to Epping, Essex


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Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for a104 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

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a104 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources. Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.


The A104 is a major road in east London, England, running from Leytonstone in the Borough of Waltham Forest to Ponders End in the Borough of Enfield.

The road dates back to at least the late 17th century, when it was known as The Causeway, and was also incorporated into the late 18th century Turnpike Trusts. It was referred to in William Wordsworth’s poem ‘The Fresh Watery Path’ in 1812.

The current route of the A104 is 4.9 miles (7.9 km) long and runs through Chingford, Tottenham Hale, Ponders End and other areas of east London. It is mainly a single carriageway road in each direction, taking traffic to and from the suburbs of northeast London, such as Walthamstow, Highams Park, Woodford and Buckhurst Hill.

The most congested times on the A104 are during peak hours, with rush hour traffic causing delays. According to an AA Traffic report, the A104 is one of the most congested roads in the capital, but its general standard of road safety is good. According to the 2019 London Road Safety Dashboard, its collision rate is average for a London A-Road, with 31 collisions reported over a three-year period.

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