Jail Lane road closure following burst water main

Published Friday, 25 August 2017

Jail Lane, close to Charles Darwin school, is due to close shortly, so that Thames Water can carry out emergency repair work.

Thames Water need to close the road, for safety reasons and so that repairs can get underway. 

Traffic will be diverted via Main Road, Leaves Green Road, Downe Road, New Road Hill, Rookery Road, High Street Downe, Luxted Road and Single Street in both directions.

The bus route that usually serves Luxted Road, Single Street and Jail Lane will be diverted and will not serve these three roads whilst the closure is in place.  It is not known what the exact diversion route will be for buses and when Transport for London confirm this, it will updated on their website, later today.

It is anticipated that the road will be remain closed over the weekend period and possibly into Tuesday 29 August, with this information subject to change depending on the progress that Thames Water make with repairs.