Why roads may need to be closed
We run a rolling programme of road, footpath and street lighting maintenance and must periodically close roads to traffic and pedestrians for works and repairs. All road closures require a traffic management order before any works can be undertaken.
Sometimes utility companies have to carry out unplanned maintenance work in Croydon which is not fully under our control and the affected roads may have to be closed. These contractors are:
- British Telecom
- National Grid
- Southern Gas Networks
- Thames Water
- UK Power Networks
- Virgin Media
Temporary closures can last from 24 hours to up to 18 months.