London Bridge could be closed to drivers

Kevin Quinn (27 November, 2019) Traffic

Five million pounds is expected to be spent on the 46-year-old bridge and it could mean that from March next year it will be closed to drivers apart from buses, taxis and cyclists

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London Bridge may be closed to drivers next year for six months as part of planned maintenance.

Five million pounds is expected to be spent on the 46-year-old bridge and it could mean that from March next year it will be closed to drivers apart from buses, taxis and cyclists.

At a City of London Corporation sub-committee meeting to be held next week it is recommended that these restrictions, alongside diverting pedestrians to one footway will be imposed during the works.

The chief coroner, who oversaw the inquest into the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attacks of June 2017, Mark Lucraft QC urged all public bodies responsible for London bridges to install permanent measures. However this was not included in the eighteen formal recommendations made in his report published just weeks ago. Since the attacks temporary barriers have remained on the bridge to separate the pavement from the carriageway.

These works would also coincide with TfL’s plans to reduce the speed limit on Borough High Street to 20mph by March 2020.

 

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