WARNING: Northend Road in Erith set to be closed for surfacing works for over two weeks

PUBLISHED: 10:15 21 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:15 21 July 2016

Works on Northend Road will last from Monday, July 25, to Friday, August 12.

Works on Northend Road will last from Monday, July 25, to Friday, August 12.

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The closures will take place on weekdays only

Northend Road in Erith is facing more than two weeks of overnight closures for surfacing works.

Starting next week, the road will be closed on weekdays between 7pm and 2am.

Works will last from Monday, July 25, to Friday, August 12.

The surfacing is the final stage of improvement works to provide right turning facilities out of Bridge Road and Colyer Lane.

Two new traffic lights were finished in June, but Bexley council put off finishing the roadworks until the school holidays to “minimise disruption”.

The roadworks have been broken down into two stages.

Stage one begins on July 25, lasting for two weeks.

During this time Northend Road will be closed to Dartford-bound traffic travelling from the Larner Road / South Road roundabout (by Tesco) to the Thames Road / Perry Street roundabout.

Erith-bound traffic will not be affected.

From July 25 to July 29, traffic will be able to exit from Bridge Road, but the junction will be closed from August 1 until August 5.

Stage two of the night time road closures will affect the Erith bound carriageway on Northend Road and will start on August 8 and finish on August 12.

The new traffic lights at the junction of Bridge Road and Colyers Lane will be switched on from August 15 however it will take 2-3 weeks for these to get up and running.

A spokesperson from the council explained that “adjustments will need to be made to ensure they are fully efficient”.

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