The latest roadworks to affect Bexleyheath's traffic have been released
PUBLISHED: 15:43 15 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:43 15 September 2017
The town centre has been plagued by roadworks since the start of the year
Motorists travelling through Bexleyheath are being warned of the latest wave of disruption during improvement works to the town centre.
Work began in the town centre in January, with the council saying the Transport for London-funded roadworks will “ensure that Bexleyheath remains a vibrant town centre that continues to grow”.
Improvement works on Albion Road between Oaklands roundabout, by the town’s bowling alley, and Townley Road are ongoing, with the new carriageway currently running a single lane of traffic in each direction with a speed limit of 30mph.
Work is expected to continue on the stretch of road until early October as builders install footpaths, cycle lanes and a new zebra crossing.
Pedestrians are still able to cross the road via a temporary traffic light-controlled crossing.
For cars travelling toward Crayford and the A2 on Albion Road, construction has also started between Townley roundabout and Highland Road, by the magistrates’ court.
From Saturday, a temporary single-lane of traffic will be opened, with motorists still able to access the Broadway Shopping Centre.
Albion Road is closed to traffic in both directions until early October between Highland Road and Gravel Hill with a sign-posted diversion in place via Highland Road and Broadway. Vehicles can still access the Albion Road car park, except during the week commencing 18 September, after 7pm, when surfacing works will begin. Cars will be able to exit the car park during this period.
Later this month, work will begin on the school’s side of Gravel Hill and the road layout will change, with traffic moved to the Marriott side.
A temporary roundabout will be put in place operation at the Albion Road/Gravel Hill junction.
A spokesperson from the council said: “Bexley council apologises in advance for any inconvenience that may result during these improvements. We are working with local residents and businesses to minimise disruption. Drivers should take extra care during these temporary arrangements.
“The works are part of the final phase of the Bexleyheath Town Centre Revitalisation (BTCR) improvements, which started on Albion Road in January. They will help to ensure that Bexleyheath remains a vibrant town centre that continues to grow and are being managed by the council and funded by Transport for London.”