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Borough High Street to be closed southbound for 9 months (again)

Transport for London has announced that Borough High Street will be closed to southbound traffic between Southwark Street and Marshalsea Road for nine months from 11 April.

Ringway Jacobs will resurface the carriageway and pavements on Borough High Street, with work due for completion in January 2012.

TfL says that "the carriageway will be re-profiled to remove dips in the road" and bus stop accessibility will be improved by increasing kerb heights at bus stops. It is also claimed that the new road surface will provide a high skid-resistance and reduce noise from passing traffic.

A new drainage system will be installed along the road in order to disperse rainwater more quickly and efficiently.

Work will also be carried out on the section of Great Dover Street from Borough High Street to Long Lane to tie in with the works that were completed last year on Great Dover Street.

It is less than a year since the same section of road reopened to all traffic after Thames Water and Southern Gas Networks shut the street to southbound traffic starting from December 2009.

As during the previous closure, southbound buses and other traffic will be diverted via Southwark Street, Southwark Bridge Road and Marshalsea Road.

• TfL is holding drop-in information sessions at John Harvard Library on Borough High Street on Saturday 26 March 10am-2pm and on the evening of Tuesday 29 March 4.30pm-7pm.

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