Bexleyheath night resurfacing works


Bexleyheath Town Centre Revitalisation – Albion Road & Gravel Hill Works

The highway improvement works along Albion Road and Gravel Hill are almost complete and the contractor is now finishing street lighting, road signs and white lines.

A routine end of works inspection has highlighted some problems with the surface material on the two roundabouts on Albion Road. The surface will need to be replaced at both the Townley Road roundabout and Highland Road roundabout.

The work will start on Monday 14 May and will take place during the night from 1900 to 0200. Access to the shopping centre will be maintained for both late night shopping and deliveries. The first stage of the resurfacing will take place at the roundabout at Townley Road and this will be closed to traffic for approximately four nights, although the fourth night may only affect Townley Road north of the roundabout and may not require closure of the roundabout. When this work is complete resurfacing will begin at Highland Road roundabout.

From 17 May the roundabout at Highland Road will be closed to traffic for approximately three nights.   Other more minor work will take place at the same time at the Shopping Centre entry/exits on Albion Road and at the junction of Albion Road and Pincott Road.

Signed diversions will be in place taking traffic away from Albion Road and along Broadway and Arnsberg Way. Traffic on Townley Road will also be diverted around the closures. Local drivers who know the road network may divert onto adjacent roads to avoid the closures.  Residents and businesses behind the Premier Inn, who are serviced from Royal Oak Road, will continue to have this access. When Townley Road roundabout is closed access will be from the Oaklands (bowling alley) end of Albion Road.  Signs will indicate that Albion Road is closed at Townley Road but that access is still possible.

Access will also be maintained for residents in Pincott Road, Warren Close and Victoria Road although this will vary depending on where work is taking place. When the Townley Road roundabout is being surfaced, vehicles leaving Victoria Road will turn right across the central reserve, using the gap as in an earlier phase of work.  Entry to the residential area will be via Pincott Road as normal.  When the Highland Road roundabout is being surfaced, entry to the area will be via the Townley Road roundabout, turning right through the central reserve into Pincott Road, as in an earlier phase of the work.  Exit will be via Victoria Road as normal but when travelling towards Crayford it will not be possible to do a u-turn at Townley roundabout and return along Albion Road.  The alternative route will be via Townley Road and Latham Road to reach Gravel Hill.

All of this work is weather sensitive. So far as is practical, noisy operations such as removing the existing carriageway surface, sawing and hydraulic breaking out, will be ended by 2300 hours and other works no later than 0200 hours.

London Borough of Bexley apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may result during these improvements. The construction team can be contacted on 0208 303 7777; please ask to speak with a member of the BTCR construction team.  Alternatively email

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