This post was first published by Croydon Advertiser on 08/01/2019.
This Croydon road near Ikea will be closed for 4 months so a wall can be built
One resident has questioned why it will take so long to build the wall.
A road in Croydon is to be partly closed for four months so a wall can be built.
Trams London have announced plans to rebuild a retaining wall on Ampere Way, between Beddington Farm Road and Franklin Way.
The road will be closed southbound for the duration of the works, which are scheduled to take place between January 22 and May 24.
Ampere Way will be closed in both directions on the weekend of April 6 and 7 as part of the plans.
The Croydon Travel Alerts Twitter account announced the plans on Monday (January 8).
The tweet said: TRAVEL ALERT: “Trams London need to rebuild a retaining wall on Ampere Way, between Beddington Farm Rd and Franklin Way. There will be a southbound closure for the duration of the works between 22nd January 2019 – 24th May 2019 with traffic diverted via Beddington Farm Rd.
“The closure will be in place following the last bus service on Tuesday 22nd January. A full road closure is required on the weekend of 6-7th April, beginning on Saturday night after the last bus service and ending at the start of first bus service on Monday morning.”
Southbound drivers will have to use Beddingon Farm Road instead.
In response to the announcement, one Twitter user said: “How can it take 4 months to build a wall?”