Everyone in Bermondsey must now be aware of the traffic chaos resulting from the enforcement of new width restrictions on the Rotherhithe Tunnel.
Drive from Folkestone to near surrey quays station: 1hour and 20mins. Surrey Quays station to home/off Jamaica road:40minutes. WTF!!!!!
— Aaron Ward (@AWardy1991) March 19, 2013
Routes 47, 188, 381, C10 and P12 are subject to delays up to 30 mins on Jamaica Road, SE16 due to new road traffic restrictions.
— TfL Bus Alerts (@TfLBusAlerts) March 19, 2013
“Despite Transport for London having a year to prepare for the start of this policy it seems very few people are aware of this new ban on wide vehicles being allowed through the Rotherhithe Tunnel,” said Caroline Pidgeon AM, Lib Dem London Assembly member.
“These new restrictions might be necessary for safety reasons, but it is equally vital TfL ensure that drivers are fully aware of these new restrictions so where necessary can make alternative journeys. Every step must now be taken to avoid the gridlock we witnessed this week.”
“I am now seeking an urgent meeting with Transport for London and local councillors to help resolve these problems.”