Map shows how Erith will be affected by Manor Road closure

Public transport will be affected by the 10 week closure of Manor Road.

Public transport will be affected by the 10 week closure of Manor Road.

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

This is the map showing how Erith will be affected by the upcoming 10 week closure of Manor Road.

A stretch of the carriageway from Slade Green Road up to the roundabout will be closed for resurfacing works from Monday (June 16).

Six bus stops will be taken out of action and routes 99 and N89 will be diverted in both directions.

Buses towards Woolwich or Erith will be diverted from Hazel Road via Slade Green Road, Bridge Road, Northend Road, South Road, Queens Road, James Watt Way and High Street to the normal route.

Those travelling towards Bexleyheath or Trafalgar Square will be diverted from Queens Road via South Road, Northend Road, Bridge Road, Slade Green Road and Hazel Road.

To enable inconvenienced passengers to connect with the main bus network, a free shuttle service, route 579, will operate from Slade Green station via Forest Road, Bridge Road and Slade Green Road to the junction of Slade Green Road and Manor Road.

The service will operate every 20 minutes from about 5am to 1am the next day.

Bexley Council says the resurfacing works are “essential”.

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5:55pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Joelo says...

Oh dear this is going to cause gridlock, when is it so bad that the whole road needs to be closed for 10 weeks?

If the road is in such a bad state its clearly because the council have failed to maintain it!
Oh dear this is going to cause gridlock, when is it so bad that the whole road needs to be closed for 10 weeks? If the road is in such a bad state its clearly because the council have failed to maintain it! Joelo
  • Score: 12

7:32pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Lady Boy Erastusia says...

This is all part of Environment and Well-being... as the Department calls itself at the Council

First they killed off many traders along the Broadway in Bexleyheath.
Then they try to strangle trade in Sidcup.

Now the Council has set its sights on Erith.

People will avoid the jams and businesses will suffer. Offer them rate relief if you don't want to kill off Erith. Actually why bother Conservative Bexley - its only the Labour Wards that will be hurt.
This is all part of Environment and Well-being... as the Department calls itself at the Council First they killed off many traders along the Broadway in Bexleyheath. Then they try to strangle trade in Sidcup. Now the Council has set its sights on Erith. People will avoid the jams and businesses will suffer. Offer them rate relief if you don't want to kill off Erith. Actually why bother Conservative Bexley - its only the Labour Wards that will be hurt. Lady Boy Erastusia
  • Score: 7

7:46pm Wed 11 Jun 14

stamford75 says...

I can't believe that they are going to shut this road for 10 weeks.
I live just off Manor Rd abd I am dreading it, wouldn't it have made sense to dothe work at night llike they did with Queens Rd, which is a main dual carrage way?
I can't believe that they are going to shut this road for 10 weeks. I live just off Manor Rd abd I am dreading it, wouldn't it have made sense to dothe work at night llike they did with Queens Rd, which is a main dual carrage way? stamford75
  • Score: 9

7:58pm Wed 11 Jun 14

cherithporter says...

I work in Manor Road on the Manford Industrial Estate? Will I be affected?
I work in Manor Road on the Manford Industrial Estate? Will I be affected? cherithporter
  • Score: 1

8:42am Thu 12 Jun 14

PaulErith says...

Everyone's moaning about it but the alternative is that they call off any maintenance work and just leave it to get worse and worse. I bet the same moaners will be complaining then about pot holes, etc. Some people just moan for the sake of moaning!
Everyone's moaning about it but the alternative is that they call off any maintenance work and just leave it to get worse and worse. I bet the same moaners will be complaining then about pot holes, etc. Some people just moan for the sake of moaning! PaulErith
  • Score: 2

10:05am Thu 12 Jun 14

highway warrior says...

Its being reconstructed NOT just resurfaced
Its being reconstructed NOT just resurfaced highway warrior
  • Score: 2

2:59pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Joelo says...

PaulErith wrote:
Everyone's moaning about it but the alternative is that they call off any maintenance work and just leave it to get worse and worse. I bet the same moaners will be complaining then about pot holes, etc. Some people just moan for the sake of moaning!
People are moaning and rightly so, the reason they need to shut the whole road is clearly because its been left to get in such a state that a simple repair is not going to do the job.

What you appear to not get is that all the industrial traffic which uses manor road will now have to go through slade green. Manor road is a major road, not some tiny back street!
[quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: Everyone's moaning about it but the alternative is that they call off any maintenance work and just leave it to get worse and worse. I bet the same moaners will be complaining then about pot holes, etc. Some people just moan for the sake of moaning![/p][/quote]People are moaning and rightly so, the reason they need to shut the whole road is clearly because its been left to get in such a state that a simple repair is not going to do the job. What you appear to not get is that all the industrial traffic which uses manor road will now have to go through slade green. Manor road is a major road, not some tiny back street! Joelo
  • Score: 4

7:05pm Mon 16 Jun 14

blakey06 says...

Today was the first day of the Manor Road closure and it was chaos. Traffic queued up the Northend Road, There are temporary lights are Bridge Road going onto Northend Road itself. Lorries are using the back streets which are totally unsuitable for them and ignoring big blue signs telling them the roads aren't suitable for HGV's. And to add to the mix Whitehall Lane was closed for at least 3 hours because a mobile home was being delivered - at one point you couldn't even walk down Whitehall Lane. Tomorrow will see the first morning rush hour and I am sure it will be fun....
Today was the first day of the Manor Road closure and it was chaos. Traffic queued up the Northend Road, There are temporary lights are Bridge Road going onto Northend Road itself. Lorries are using the back streets which are totally unsuitable for them and ignoring big blue signs telling them the roads aren't suitable for HGV's. And to add to the mix Whitehall Lane was closed for at least 3 hours because a mobile home was being delivered - at one point you couldn't even walk down Whitehall Lane. Tomorrow will see the first morning rush hour and I am sure it will be fun.... blakey06
  • Score: 2

1:36pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Strandedsladegreen says...

It's obvious that it's people not living in the area complaining about people moaning. We now gridlock outside their houses, convoys of unsuitable lorries and extra jouney times just because some jobs worth at the council thinks its a good idea to shut off and isolate a whole community. Let's move it all to Barnehurst and see how much the councillors like it !!
It's obvious that it's people not living in the area complaining about people moaning. We now gridlock outside their houses, convoys of unsuitable lorries and extra jouney times just because some jobs worth at the council thinks its a good idea to shut off and isolate a whole community. Let's move it all to Barnehurst and see how much the councillors like it !! Strandedsladegreen
  • Score: 2

2:25pm Tue 17 Jun 14

PaulErith says...

Strandedsladegreen wrote:
It's obvious that it's people not living in the area complaining about people moaning. We now gridlock outside their houses, convoys of unsuitable lorries and extra jouney times just because some jobs worth at the council thinks its a good idea to shut off and isolate a whole community. Let's move it all to Barnehurst and see how much the councillors like it !!
It's only 10 weeks and afterwards you'll have a nice shiny new road. Happy days! It's a bit like London Bridge station although your issue is nowhere near as much hassle to you. London Bridge needs redevelopment. There's never going to be a good time but it needs to be done. That's 4 or 5 years of nightmare for commuters into London but there' no alternative.
[quote][p][bold]Strandedsladegreen[/bold] wrote: It's obvious that it's people not living in the area complaining about people moaning. We now gridlock outside their houses, convoys of unsuitable lorries and extra jouney times just because some jobs worth at the council thinks its a good idea to shut off and isolate a whole community. Let's move it all to Barnehurst and see how much the councillors like it !![/p][/quote]It's only 10 weeks and afterwards you'll have a nice shiny new road. Happy days! It's a bit like London Bridge station although your issue is nowhere near as much hassle to you. London Bridge needs redevelopment. There's never going to be a good time but it needs to be done. That's 4 or 5 years of nightmare for commuters into London but there' no alternative. PaulErith
  • Score: -1

2:31pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Strandedsladegreen says...

I don't dispute the need just that there should have been a better way. The council say that they are doing it now it take advantage of the school holidays we are still five weeks away from the holidays. You obviously don't have to put up with it so why not mind your own
I don't dispute the need just that there should have been a better way. The council say that they are doing it now it take advantage of the school holidays we are still five weeks away from the holidays. You obviously don't have to put up with it so why not mind your own Strandedsladegreen
  • Score: 1

5:10pm Tue 17 Jun 14

cherished says...

I just hope those lorries stop for the lollipop lady at school times!
I just hope those lorries stop for the lollipop lady at school times! cherished
  • Score: 1

7:04pm Tue 17 Jun 14

alunjones68 says...

so closure of Manor Road is not in the TRAFFIC & TRAVEL news why is it not closed
so closure of Manor Road is not in the TRAFFIC & TRAVEL news why is it not closed alunjones68
  • Score: 0

8:48am Wed 18 Jun 14

PaulErith says...

Strandedsladegreen wrote:
I don't dispute the need just that there should have been a better way. The council say that they are doing it now it take advantage of the school holidays we are still five weeks away from the holidays. You obviously don't have to put up with it so why not mind your own
It's a comments section not specifically for people impacted by the story, so I've as much right to comment as anyone.
[quote][p][bold]Strandedsladegreen[/bold] wrote: I don't dispute the need just that there should have been a better way. The council say that they are doing it now it take advantage of the school holidays we are still five weeks away from the holidays. You obviously don't have to put up with it so why not mind your own[/p][/quote]It's a comments section not specifically for people impacted by the story, so I've as much right to comment as anyone. PaulErith
  • Score: 0

9:03am Wed 18 Jun 14

Strandedsladegreen says...

PaulErith wrote:
Strandedsladegreen wrote:
I don't dispute the need just that there should have been a better way. The council say that they are doing it now it take advantage of the school holidays we are still five weeks away from the holidays. You obviously don't have to put up with it so why not mind your own
It's a comments section not specifically for people impacted by the story, so I've as much right to comment as anyone.
Constructive comments yes. Not having a go a people for complaining about issue. I don't know where you lived but if you found that your journey times had increased by an hour and your children have to run a gaunlet of heavy goods vehicles you wouldnt be happy. I am sure there was a better way than isolating a whole community.
[quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strandedsladegreen[/bold] wrote: I don't dispute the need just that there should have been a better way. The council say that they are doing it now it take advantage of the school holidays we are still five weeks away from the holidays. You obviously don't have to put up with it so why not mind your own[/p][/quote]It's a comments section not specifically for people impacted by the story, so I've as much right to comment as anyone.[/p][/quote]Constructive comments yes. Not having a go a people for complaining about issue. I don't know where you lived but if you found that your journey times had increased by an hour and your children have to run a gaunlet of heavy goods vehicles you wouldnt be happy. I am sure there was a better way than isolating a whole community. Strandedsladegreen
  • Score: 0

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