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Bexleyheath town centre works on track

PUBLISHED: 16:00 24 April 2013

Roadworks affecting Bexleyheath town centre are on budget and on schedule, according to Bexley Council.

The temporary one-way diversion around the town centre is scheduled to be removed by the end of May.

The final stage of construction of Bexleyheath Town Centre Revitalisation Scheme will begin in June and is expected to be completed in October, including the removal of two more sets of traffic signals on Arnsberg Way to smooth traffic flow and improve pedestrian safety. This will mean temporary traffic diversions on Woolwich Road and Mayplace Road West for no more than six weeks.

Cllr Gareth Bacon, Bexley’s cabinet member for environment and public realm, said: “We’re doing all we can to ensure the work is completed on time and to a standard we can all be proud of. We’re conscious that while temporary traffic management measures are essential for such a major scheme, these can cause inevitable inconvenience to road users and businesses.

“Our officers and contractors continue to monitor the situation closely and take all possible actions, in consultation with the Bexley Business Partnership, to address any emerging traffic congestion.

“I’m glad to say, as a result of these efforts, the number of people visiting the town centre during the busy Easter weekend was up.”

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