Seven months of traffic disruption looms for Bexley village
PUBLISHED: 15:12 29 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:44 30 October 2015
Traffic disruption is expected near Bexley High Street between January and July next year
Transport for London is funding restoration works to the road bridge at the Old Mill Site in Bexley High Street,
The existing bridge would be removed and a stronger, wider bridge will replace it.
The work will begin on January 7 and is expected to last until July 2016, with prepartory work starting next month (November).
Two way traffic lights will be in place from January 7 until the end of February, when the road will be closed for a five week period.
During the five weeks the old bridge will be dismantled and the first phase of the new bridge will be built.
During this time traffic will be diverted in both directions via the A2. The northbound diversion will be via Vicarage Road, Dartford Road, Old Bexley Lane, the A2 and Bourne Road. The southbound diversion will be via Bourne Road, the A2, Old Bexley Lane, Dartford Road and Vicarage Road.
Southbound traffic will then be allowed back through the road as soon as the first phase of the bridge is built, estimated to be in April.
The bridge will maintain the 7.5 tonne weight restriction currently in place, as will the diversion for large vehicles, excluding buses and coaches.
Discussions are ongoing with London Buses regarding changes to bus routes during the road closures.