Manor Road, Erith set to close for 10 weeks

Manor Road, Erith set to close for 10 weeks

The notice was posted on Bexley Borough Council's website

Manor Road, Erith

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Manor Road, Erith, is set to close for 10 weeks for resurfacing work. 

A notice on Bexley Council's website says: "Essential road reconstruction works start in Manor Road, Erith, on Monday 16 June 2014 for ten weeks. During this time the road will be closed to through traffic.

"The diversion route will be in and out via Bridge Road and Northend Road. The 99 and N99 buses will also be diverted for the duration of these works."

News Shopper:

Julian Howes, from Vinton Metals, based in Manor Road, says the company have not yet been notified of the planned work.

Mr Howes said: "I'm suprised the council haven't notified local businesses about this. 

"Obviously the road does need resurfacing but I thought they would close one lane not the whole carriage way.

"It is such a big industrial road."

The manager of another business operating from Manor Road, who asked not to be named, says that the road looks set to be fully shut off and that Bexley Council have not properly notified businesses about the closure.

He said: "I heard about it through rumours, we have had no consultation from the council - I had to take it up with them myself.

"It's going to be a problem for us as we run around 300 movements a day."

Resurfacing work is also set to take place in Fraser Road, Erith, from June 30.

Do you live, work or travel through Manor Road? Will this affect you? 

Call the newsroom on 01689 885734 or email: fiona.simpson@london.newsquest.co.uk

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5:23pm Fri 16 May 14

santorini says...

You must be joking, the whole area will be grid locked, all those lorries through Bridge Road, hope they are going to stop the cars that park there now or there is going to be chaos. I know residence have a right to park outside their homes but they might get side swiped, its bad enough now when there is an accident, God I can just imagine it now! Well I will be going the other way and avoid Erith (sorry) as I will be shopping elsewhere during these works.
You must be joking, the whole area will be grid locked, all those lorries through Bridge Road, hope they are going to stop the cars that park there now or there is going to be chaos. I know residence have a right to park outside their homes but they might get side swiped, its bad enough now when there is an accident, God I can just imagine it now! Well I will be going the other way and avoid Erith (sorry) as I will be shopping elsewhere during these works. santorini
  • Score: 4

7:10pm Fri 16 May 14

Simon bald says...

good luck going down north end road
good luck going down north end road Simon bald
  • Score: 6

9:28pm Fri 16 May 14

Bestbaz says...

Another prime example of caeful planning by this conservative council ! I think NOT !
Another prime example of caeful planning by this conservative council ! I think NOT ! Bestbaz
  • Score: 4

10:36pm Fri 16 May 14

wrghtclr says...

I live in sladegreen an this s going to cause major gridlock, which is what happens when there is an accident around the area, complete nightmare if your out an want to go home especially with children in the car, I can't understand why they don't shut one side at a time it would have been more realistic seeing as we only have a very limited way in an out.
I live in sladegreen an this s going to cause major gridlock, which is what happens when there is an accident around the area, complete nightmare if your out an want to go home especially with children in the car, I can't understand why they don't shut one side at a time it would have been more realistic seeing as we only have a very limited way in an out. wrghtclr
  • Score: 4

7:59am Sat 17 May 14

Witchkid says...

So, all vehicles, including HGVs, will be diverted via Northend Road, Bridge Road, and presumably Slade Green Road. I assume the Council have thought to remove the width restrictions in Slade Green Road?
So, all vehicles, including HGVs, will be diverted via Northend Road, Bridge Road, and presumably Slade Green Road. I assume the Council have thought to remove the width restrictions in Slade Green Road? Witchkid
  • Score: 2

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