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Five months of roadworks planned for Erith dual carriageway

PUBLISHED: 12:37 13 January 2016 | UPDATED: 12:37 13 January 2016

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Parts of the road will be reduced to single lane traffic

Improvements to junctions on Northend Road, Erith are set to start next month.

Work will take place at the junctions at Bridge Road and at Colyers Lane, as the council aims to create a new opening in the central reservation and build two new signal controlled crossings.

During the works, starting on February 8, the road will be reduced from a dual carriageway to single lane traffic at various stages, with 30mph speed restrictions in place.

Businesses and residents were consulted on the work in October last year, with a letter sent out to businesses in advance of the works.

Alex Sawyer, Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transport, said:

“In recent years there has been significant growth in the area and the amount of new homes means that the number of road users has increased.

“The increase in housing is set to continue and we need to support this regeneration and ensure that the area is accessible in the future, by investing in road improvements now.

“Public transport is critical. Bus services in Slade Green and in Colyers Lane will improve and become more reliable as a result of the work.

“Unfortunately this does mean that, during the improvement work, there will be traffic congestion and those who use Northend Road should allow more time for their journeys. We apologise for the short-term inconvenience, but the works will improve the flow of traffic in the longer term”

The road is not expected to close during the works, which are expected to finish in June.

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