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Huge investment for troublesome Erith junction moves a step closer

PUBLISHED: 09:32 07 June 2013 | UPDATED: 11:13 07 June 2013

Almost £6million investment could be heading to a troublesome Erith road junction - which could create 1,400 new jobs created.

The London Enterprise Panel (LEP) is recommending a £5.7million cash injection to the Queens Road junction with the A206.

If the plans proceed, Bexley has agreed to fund the project with up to £1 million to help create a dual carriageway over the railway line on Bexley Road at its approach to Queens Road

Council leader Cllr Teresa O’Neill said: “We are delighted that the LEP has recognised the importance of this type of local infrastructure.

“The benefits to Bexley and the wider region are significant. The removal of this bottleneck will greatly enhance access to the Bexley Riverside, Thamesmead and Abbey Wood areas - making the north of the borough much more attractive for inward investment and bringing jobs and growth.”

The project is expected to safeguard 7,800 jobs in Erith and Belvedere and create around 1,400 new jobs for the scheme the council has been working on since 1999.

The proposal will now progress to a final stage and if agreed it is expected to take between two to three years to complete, subject to negotiations with the Greater London Authority and Transport for London.

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