Thames Water Works to Partially Close Swanley Lane for Connection, Residents Advised to Seek Alternative Routes

Thames Water Works to Partially Close Swanley Lane for Connection, Residents Advised to Seek Alternative Routes

Thames Water Works to Partially Close Swanley Lane for Connection

Residents and visitors of Swanley may experience some delays this weekend as Thames Water works to connect five new properties to its water network. The B258 Swanley Lane, a major route in and out of town, will be partially closed from 8pm this evening (April 19) until 6am on Monday (April 22).

Reports indicate that the closure has already taken effect between Woodgers Grove and number 130. This has caused disruptions to bus routes, with Go Coach diverting its D12 route via Birchwood Road and unable to serve stops along Swanley Lane and Hextable. The company has apologized for the inconvenience and advises commuters to seek alternative means of transportation.

According to Kent County Council, a temporary traffic order has been put in place to prohibit through traffic on part of Swanley Lane. The alternative route for drivers is via the B258 Swanley Lane, B2173 High Street/Bartholomew Way/Maidstone Road, Birchwood Road, Leyton Cross Road, Oakfield Lane, A225 Hawley Road, B258 Church Hill/High Road/Barn End Lane/Top Dartford Road/Main Road and vice versa.

Despite the closure, pedestrian access will still be maintained in the area. A Thames Water spokesperson has expressed their gratitude to local residents and motorists for their patience during the works. They have assured that a lane closure and temporary traffic lights will be in place on Swanley Lane as their engineers work to complete the connections and minimize disruptions as much as possible.

This closure may cause some inconvenience, but it is necessary for the continued improvement of the town’s infrastructure. We urge everyone to plan ahead and use alternative routes if necessary. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.

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