Published: 2 December 2022
Works to make the Erith High Street area by the Riverside Gardens safer and more pedestrian friendly began on Monday 14 November and are expected to last four months.
The footpath next to the gardens will close to the public during this time, as well as some nearby on-street parking bays. This is so that the parking bays can be reconfigured to expand the gardens and improve access to the riverside.
The footpath on the southern side of the road can still be accessed and alternative parking is available nearby in Walnut Tree Road, Stonewood Road and Saltford Close.
Councillor Munur, Cabinet Member for Growth, said: “The works will make the street area by the gardens safer and more pedestrian friendly with new crossing points and measures in place to reduce traffic speeds, as well as creating a more accessible bus stop waiting area.”
JB Riney has been appointed as the main contractor.
Further plans to improve the Riverside Gardens is expected to begin early next year. The Riverside Gardens project is being funded by London Borough of Bexley and the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund.