FYI - contraflow under the railway bridge


#1

FYI there’s a contraflow on the South Circular under the railway bridge by FH station- not sure if it’s temporary but the traffic was horrible about an hour ago in rush hour (not that I care I was cycling) but if you need to get through town at the moment it’s a mess.


#2

The TFL website says it’s ongoing and is “to facilitate emergency SGN gas utility works”!


#3

When I left at 6.45am heading to FH station traffic was backed up as far as the Blythe Hill tavern. It is moving but very slowly.


#4

I assume this was what was causing the horrendous traffic yesterday along Lordship Lane and London Road. Traffic was basically at a standstill, had to get off at Dulwich Library and walk to Taymount Rise


#5

Apparently the contraflow light isn’t working.


#6

This morning, for quite a long period, Devonshire Road entrance was jammed and it had stopped traffic moving on the A205 due to people queueing to turn into Devonshire Road. Bit of a farce.


#7

traffic backed up all the way to Catford Bridge just now


#8

This site is procrastination heaven. I didn’t know that I wanted to check traffic cameras from my desk at work until now!


#9

too true- mine was an eye witness account though; fortunately I know all the back routes!


#10

There was a benefit. Buses normally brimming during the late rush hour (e.g. 185) were half empty with a lot of seating available as customer chose walking over public transport.

Of course those on the buses weren’t going anywhere fast.


#11

According to TfL work should be complete tomorrow if not sooner :crossed_fingers:


#12

It’s still there tonight. 5.30pm no-one working on it. If this was China… but seriously they really should be working round the clock on it given what a busy road it is. I even noticed that the light by the co-op traps cars in the contraflow so anyone heading towards Dulwich gets totally blocked. Complete shambles.

Also, if you’re cycling, be careful - I had 2 cars decide to dip down a side street at the last minute without indicating and almost took me out.


#13

If it’s a gas repair they have to leave it open with monitors checking everything is good after the repair before they can close it up. It’s a common complaint that it appears no one is working on an unfinished repair when the final monitoring is being done.


#14

Ah, fair enough! Although maybe they could do it NYC style and cover the hole with big steel plates… and ‘no smoking’ signs haha


#15

The works were scheduled to finish 1700 today though.


#16

Has it finished then?


#17

There were still comes separating traffic at 1am but traffic flowing freely.