Tooley Street to close to eastbound traffic until February 2018

News Desk (28 April, 2016) Transport

Works will coincide with Tower Bridge closing to traffic for three months in October

9129Artist's impression of the future Tooley Street station scene. Photo from ThamesLink

One of the borough’s major roads is to be closed to eastbound traffic from next month until February 2018, writes Alex Yeates…

Works on Tooley Street start with a full closure between Borough High Street to Bermondsey Street on April 30 to May 3.

As work begins on the new London Bridge station entrances, the street, which houses major international business firms as well as the council’s HQ and the Greater London Assembly building, will be closed to eastbound traffic from May 3 to February 2018 with diversions in place.

The works will coincide with the closure of Tower Bridge to traffic for three months, from October this year for structural works.

A TfL spokesperson said: “As our work moves across the station we need to locate a worksite on Tooley Street.

“From April 30, we start work on the new station entrance on Tooley Street and from August 2016 will begin to rebuild platforms one to three.

“We need to extend the worksite beyond the station footprint to safely undertake the work on the station front. This means we must close the southern footpath and one lane of traffic.

“This has been agreed with Southwark Council and Transport for London.”

All vehicles wanting to travel east down Tooley Street will need to follow the diversion route via Borough High Street, Great Dover Street and Tower Bridge Road for the duration of the works.

marmite says:

Have you any idea just how much congestion and pollution this is going to cause . It will be closed for nearly 2 years and its just going to be a work space. Its NOT worth it and shame on your Southwark

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