Bexleyheath improvement works restart

Now that Christmas and the January sales are over, work will start on the final stage of the Bexleyheath town centre improvements.

On Wednesday 10 January, following the peak morning traffic, the lights at the Gravel Hill/Watling Street/Broadway junction in Bexleyheath will be removed and replaced with a temporary roundabout.

The temporary roundabout will be in operation at the junction throughout January to enable a new permanent roundabout to be completed. Work will take place on all of the approaches to the junction and in the centre of the junction. Temporary traffic diversions may need to be in place at various times to accommodate the works and traffic flow may be slower than normal.

The current pedestrian crossing near Gravel Hill School, which runs from Watling Street to outside the Marriott Hotel, will be closed. Pedestrians will instead be able to use temporary traffic light controlled crossings at the top of Watling Street (opposite the Civic Offices) and at Erith Road. They will need to go across Watling Street to the front of the Civic offices and then across Erith Road to outside the Prince Albert pub (and vice versa when crossing from the Broadway).

London Borough of Bexley apologises in advance for any inconvenience that may result during these improvements. The construction team can be contacted by email at

The improvements in Bexleyheath are being managed by the Council and funded by Transport for London.

Map showing the area affected