Following the cancellation of the planned remedial works a couple of years ago Network Rail has come up with a new repair scheme. It started on 22 August and work will continue until Christmas. Temporary scaffold structures have been built beneath the bridge to provide works access (mainly at night and weekends). These will be constructed in three separate phases which will allow two-way traffic to continue (and existing bus routes to be retained). It will require the removal of the temporary footway widening but there will be at least one footway with provision for enhanced social distancing. These works will not help the current congestion in Herne Hill where residents have been badly impacted by the queues on Herne Hill and Croxted Road.