ROADWORKS on the A2 between Blackheath Hill and Shooters Hill will cause traffic diversions for eight weeks.

From February 15 Transport for London (TfL) will be reconstructing the carriageway, installing new street lighting and creating a footpath and cycle path on the 1.1km stretch of road running through Blackheath.

Eastbound traffic will be diverted via the A20 but the westbound carriageway will remain open, while the eastbound 53 and 386 buses will be diverted via Lewisham Road.

Director of road network management at TfL Dana Skelley said: "By consulting with English heritage, we’ve worked hard to ensure the reconstruction of the carriageway respects the special landscape of Blackheath, while still meeting the demands of one of London’s busiest roads.

“We are also working closely with the London borough council’s of Greenwich and Lewisham to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.”

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