30/06/2017 IMPORTANT UPDATE: We hear that the Ashcombe Road bridge works have now been postponed until July 17 ‘at the earliest’. See comments section below.

Four months later than originally planned, roadworks that will close the bridge on Ashcombe Road are scheduled to begin on Monday July 3, 2017.

Described by Merton Council as “the demolition and rebuilding of the bridge”, the major works are expected to be completed by August 28. We predict major implications for surrounding roads, so be prepared…

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