Motorists and bus passengers around London Bridge got a rude shock on Tuesday when roadworks returned to the street after the ban on works during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In Tooley Street, work by Southern Gas Networks has shut the road to westbound traffic. The RV1 bus route has been diverted westbound via London Bridge, thus avoiding Tower Bridge and Tooley Street completely.
On Tuesday morning London transport commissioner Peter Hendy appeared before the London Assembly transport committee at City Hall to discuss how the capital's transport system had coped with the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Discussing the summer embargo on roadworks and rail engineering works, Mr Hendy wryly remarked: "We would like to think that some lessons have been learnt, but from looking at Tooley Street this morning I'm not sure if that's necessarily true."
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