Bexley council has promised to disrupt Bexley Village with its six month Cray bridge replacement project. You can imagine the extent of the traffic congestion and the impact on traders’ livelihoods. Actually you don’t have to imagine it because Thames Water provided a dress rehearsal this afternoon.
Thanks to another of their leaks - didn’t they repair a leak at that spot only a few weeks ago? - the full extent of next year’s chaos may be gauged already.
Hours before the rush hour started Bexley Village looked like this…
Photo 1 taken soon after one o’clock, the second an hour later.
The map shows the extent of the traffic queue at that time. Pity the poor rush hour commuters.
Has Bexley Village ever gone more than three months without having its economy wrecked?