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Pedestrians can once again use the Woolwich Foot Tunnel after it reopened this morning.
Restoration work has been carried out on the tunnel since April 2010, with the tunnel closed to all users since last September. It was part of a refurbishment of it and the Greenwich Foot Tunnel costing £11.5million.
Officers at Greenwich Council have been slammed for their "appalling" handling of the ongoing closure of the foot tunnel in Woolwich.
The pedestrian and cycle crossing was, according to the council's website until this week, due to finally reopen last month. However, those visiting the site saw a sign explaining it would be closed until Spring 2012.
Closures of the Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels are now just weeks away following a decision to approve a £9million tender for their refurbishment.
At a meeting on Tuesday the council's cabinet gave the thumbs up for Dean & Dyball Limited to carry out the works, which will take about year.
Just weeks away from the closure of a vital cross river link which will affect hundreds of cyclists, council officials and transport bosses are yet to find alternatives.
Greenwich Foot Tunnel, which links south of the Thames with the Isle of Dogs, is likely to close for renovation in the autumn for up to 10 months.
As summer nears, businesses on both sides of the Thames are listening out for the imminent stampede of customers.
In the back of their minds, they're also dreading a moment when that rush may slow to a trickle.