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Private building works cause traffic chaos in Bexley Village

PUBLISHED: 12:13 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:13 03 May 2017

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The works are not being constructed by the council but temporary traffic lights have now been put in place

Two privately owned buildings in Bexley Village have been causing delays to drivers in the area.

A council spokesperson said: “The works are not being carried out by the council and were not planned, so it was not possible to warn drivers and businesses in advance.

“The two buildings required scaffolding to be erected for work to deal with emergency structural concerns with the roof, to stop serious danger to the public from loose roof slate tiles falling onto the pavement and street.

“Temporary traffic lights were installed to manage the traffic at the roundabout, for the saftey of pedestrians and road users.”

A number of notice signs were installed leading up to the roundabout last week, warning of the temporary traffic lights, and giving drivers the chance to consider alternative routes.

The works were originally expected to take two weeks, but further deterioration has been uncovered as the roofing work has progressed. The private company carrying out the repairs worked through the bank holiday weekend, except Monday, due to the weather, to minimise further disruption.

It is estimated the works will be finished during the week beginning Monday May 8.

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