Market Square re-opening will be delayed following water leak discovery

Published Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Market Square, Bromley, closed to through traffic following emergency Thames Water work

Market Square is closed to traffic as Thames Water are continuing to repair a collapsed sewer.  In addition, Thames Water have also discovered a water leak at the same location, which will prolong the anticipated re-opening of Market Square.  It is not known how long this additional emergency repair work will take at least another 10 days and possibly longer.

In order for the repair to be completed, the road is closed to through traffic at the junction with East Street and Widmore Road, outside Café Rouge, Tui Thomson Holiday Store and Foxtons Estate Agents.

Whilst Market Square is closed, traffic is being diverted via Tweedy Road A21 and London Road in both directions during this emergency work.

Vehicular access is available for non-through traffic to enable deliveries, as far is practically possible.

Access to The Glades carpark via Glades Place is unaffected, but the council understands that the car park entrance is temporarily not in use whilst unrelated works are completed, this work is scheduled to end by Friday.

Access to the Sainsburys store will be maintained via East Street only.

Access to West Street, Walters Yard, North Street and the section of College Road in between the junction of West Street and Tweedy Road A21 will also only be maintained via East Street.

Motorists coming from Kentish Way/Tweedy Road A21 into Widmore Road, travelling towards the closure, should note that a secondary localised diversion will be in place via Court Street, South Street, East Street, West Street, College Road, with motorists then able to pick up the main diversion route on Tweedy Road and London Road.

Whilst the road closure is in place, the bus lane on London Lane and Beckenham Lane will be suspended to allow access at all times to the northern section of the High Street, to the High Street, Market Square and Church Road.

During the works, buses will not use the northern section of the High Street, Market Square, Widmore Road (between the junctions of Kentish Way A21 and Market Square), East Street, West Street or College Road (between the junctions of West Street and Tweedy Road A21). The buses will be diverted along the main diversion route of Tweedy Road A21 where they will then continue with their usual line of route.