TOWER BRIDGE WEEKEND CLOSURE


Tower Bridge will be closed to traffic from 23:00 on Friday 25 November until 05:00 Monday 28 November 2011 to allow scaffolding to be erected so the lighting on the bridge can be replaced.

During the weekend closure, traffic and cyclists will be diverted via Rotherhithe Tunnel and Southwark Bridge. However, pedestrians will still be able to use the footways across the bridge during the weekend. After the weekend, contractors will continue to install the new lighting without the need for carriageway restrictions.

In order to further minimise disruption, TfL will be carrying out work to the carriageway on Tower Bridge and its approaches during the weekend. This will include detailed inspections of the condition of the carriageway, as well as CCTV surveys of the drainage on the bridge and approaches. This work was originally planned to take place during the Christmas period but by rescheduling it to coincide with these works, fewer road closures will be required.

A further bridge closure is planned for the weekend of 16-19 December to remove scaffolding. During this closure TfL will take the opportunity to begin the carriageway resurfacing works on the Tower Bridge Road originally planned to take place next year, as well as encourage utility companies to take advantage of the road closure to carry out any planned works.  The remaining work will be carried out overnight during the Christmas period.

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