Traffic piling up at Bluewater
Reports are coming in of traffic
congestion around Bluewater.
Two weeks of emergency roadworks were due to begin
yesterday(June 6) that would close the A296 access road to
Canterbury from the Bean roundabout.
Traffic is crawling from Greenhithe towards Bean.
The work is being carried out by SGN, the mains gas company. The
problem for drivers is that they have to go through country roads
to Bean, Southfleet, and Northfleet where they then have to do
a U turn at a busy roadabout outside Sainsbury's store to join the
In the opposite direction, traffic can travel towards Dartford,
but there are further roadworks before the Darent Valley
The work is expected to last until June 20.
No one was available to comment from SGN, and both Kent County
Council and the Highways Agency were referring enquiries to the
other public body.