Isle of Dogs gridlock warning for this weekend

Frustrated residents of the Isle of Dogs will already be painfully aware that the level of un-coordinated construction work in the area has led to a high amount of traffic disruption in recent weeks. We have now been warned to beware further disruption this weekend (5-6 March), due to continuing works around Westferry Road and Marsh Wall.

Although this primarily affects residents on the Island, the gridlock is expected to disrupt traffic across the (already congested) East India Dock Road and beyond, so all residents in the south of Tower Hamlets should beware continuing disruption.

This has already caused a great deal of discontent in the area, with some residents creating an 'Isle of Clogs' on Marsh Wall - hanging shoes along the road to protest against the disruption.  Elaine Bagshaw, GLA candidate for City & East, said “The lack of planning around these developments has caused unnecessary disruption and frustration for local people, who won’t even benefit from these works. I and the team will be taking this up with the local council to see how we can stop this from happening in the future”.

For more updates, follow us on Twitter at @THLDs, or visit our stall at Chrisp Street Market this Saturday at 10.00-13.00.

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