Improvement works – Albion Road & Gravel Hill (A220), Bexleyheath
During the school holidays several additional sections of Albion Road in Bexleyheath will be closed with diversions in place. The aim is to make the most of this quieter period, when traffic is generally lighter, and enable the works to end earlier.
The improvement works between Gravel Hill and Highland Rd (travelling towards Welling) are progressing well and this area will remain closed throughout August.
From 31 July, Albion Road will also be closed from Oaklands car park/bowling alley to Townley Road, for traffic travelling towards Crayford. Traffic will be diverted along Broadway and Arnsberg Way. Traffic needing to access the Clock Tower Court area (behind the Premier Inn) will use the bus lane from Townley Roundabout, which will be suspended.
From 7 August, Albion Road will also be closed between Highland Rd and Gravel Hill for traffic travelling towards Crayford.
Construction will also begin on the two new roundabouts planned on Gravel Hill at the junctions with Albion Road and Broadway/Watling Street. Construction will begin on the Marriott Hotel side with traffic on Gravel Hill diverted across to the east (opposite side of the road to the Marriott).
Most of these Albion Road works are expected to be completed during the school holidays.
Throughout the works access to all car parks will be maintained and businesses will be open as usual. Bus services will be maintained, although there will be some local diversion of routes, organised by Transport for London.
After the school holidays, construction will continue on the two new roundabouts on Gravel Hill, and traffic will be moved to the Marriott side of Gravel Hill, with a temporary roundabout in operation at the Albion Road/Gravel Hill junction allowing all turning movements. Work will also continue on Albion Road between Townley Road and Highland Road, with traffic travelling towards Crayford diverted.
London Borough of Bexley apologises in advance for any inconvenience that may result during these improvements and will work 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.
London Borough of Bexley secured funding for the works from Transport for London.
For general information email BTCR@bexley.gov.uk, or call 020 8303 7777 and ask to speak with a member of the BTCR team.