Road works cause queues in North Cray Road at Ruxley roundabout

News Shopper: Drivers caught in traffic on North Cray Road this morning in the fog. Drivers caught in traffic on North Cray Road this morning in the fog.

DRIVERS were caught in long queues on North Cray Road near the Ruxley roundabout due to 'substantial' water leak this morning.

Half the road was coned off south-bound and this left drivers from Bexley village caught in traffic.

Works are also going on in Sidcup Hill.

A spokesman for Bexley Council said: "Thames Water are investigating a non-visible leak in North Cray Road, by Ruxley roundabout.

"Thames Water reported that a measured high volume of water was being lost requiring a deep excavation of the central reservation.

"This made it necessary to close the offside lane on the southbound carriageway of North Cray Road on the approach to the roundabout."

A spokesman for Thames water added: "Workers are now on site digging down to get to the pipe – they weren’t working first thing this morning because all the traffic management needed to be set up.

"This is because they needed to work in the central reservation, it would have been dangerous to have start work before that was in place.

"The problem is a leak on a 4” main which is getting worse.

"We don’t yet know how long the work will take as the team need to get in the trench and take a good look at the problem.

“We’re really sorry to people affected by our works but this is an urgent, must-do job.

“We’ll do our best to get this pipe fixed and the road back to normal as soon as possible.”

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2:23pm Wed 11 Dec 13

50something says...

How long did it take to get the traffuc management in place? The cones were there at 5pm last night, and noone was working.
How long did it take to get the traffuc management in place? The cones were there at 5pm last night, and noone was working. 50something

3:33pm Wed 11 Dec 13

RoyalFactor says...

Yes, this caused absolute chaos yesterday; there were two men sitting in a Clancy Docwra van at the end of a very long coned-off area.
Yes, this caused absolute chaos yesterday; there were two men sitting in a Clancy Docwra van at the end of a very long coned-off area. RoyalFactor

8:40pm Wed 11 Dec 13

gaffney45 says...

if those men spent less time watching & drinking tea from the BP garage they might get it finished quicker , & i know this because i observed them for an hour & there was not a lot of work being done
if those men spent less time watching & drinking tea from the BP garage they might get it finished quicker , & i know this because i observed them for an hour & there was not a lot of work being done gaffney45

10:39pm Sat 14 Dec 13

danm5577 says...

Obviously not urgent works as no one is working there!
Also what adds to the delays is all the d head drivers who see the queue of cars and the lane closed sign, jump the queue to squeeze in and make everyone else slow down more or the other prays that see the queue and decide to use the side road to push back in!
Obviously not urgent works as no one is working there! Also what adds to the delays is all the d head drivers who see the queue of cars and the lane closed sign, jump the queue to squeeze in and make everyone else slow down more or the other prays that see the queue and decide to use the side road to push back in! danm5577

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