East Greenwich junction jams due to Thames Tideway work
Roadworks at an east Greenwich junction have been causing long delays in recent days as alteration are being made for Thames Tideway lorries.
If you thought this was the start of a scheme to upgrade the junction then think again. That is still years away. This work is to allow construction traffic related to London’s new super sewer which has a major worksite in Deptford.
There have been complaints the temporary lights are malfunctioning. In addition, a bus stop has been closed.
A pedestrian island has been removed on Blackwall Lane which will enable construction vehicles to turn north from Trafalgar Road.
If you’ve not heard of the Thames Tideway it’s a mammoth £5 billion scheme that will result in extensive new sewer pipes across London totalling 25 km. A major worksite is located on Deptford Creek in the Greenwich side.
Another worksite is located in Deptford on Church Street.
Work is expected to continue on east Greenwich junction throughout February.