New Year Roadworks at Seven Stars Corner
Traffic disruption as Thames Water replaces pipes
Several local roads are to be closed early in the new year as Thames Water begins work to replace Victorian water pipes at Seven Stars corner.
Greenside Road will be closed to traffic at the junction with Goldhawk Road when the work starts on 11 January 2010. Part of the westbound lane on Goldhawk Road, from Brading Terrace to Paddenswick Road, will be closed with a diversion in place via Uxbridge Road and Askew Road. Goldhawk Road will be open as usual for eastbound traffic.
Annabel Clarke of the Cathnor Park Action Group lives in Greenside Road. She said: “Our road is used as
a cut-through so at least our street will be quieter, but it will be frustrating
“I know that the works have to be done, it’s just spectacularly bad timing to have
Thames Water refurbishing the pipes at that part of Goldhawk Road. It is very
Five old cast iron pipes at the roundabouts, where Goldhawk Road, Askew Road and Paddenswick Road meet, will be replaced with three much larger plastic ones. Thames Water say the old pipes are at risk of bursting.
Neil Franks, project manager for Thames Water, said: “We are committed to reducing
“We appreciate that work of this nature does bring inevitable disruption, but this huge investment will bring benefits to the area for years to come.”
Temporary traffic lights at the roundabouts will keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible. Coningham Road will be open one-way northbound, and the 94 and 237 buses will use this route, so that services carry on running during the works, which are due to last for nine weeks.
Hammersmith and Fulham Cabinet member and deputy leader, Councillor Nick Botterill, said: “These pipes are old and do burst, as we saw recently in Stamford Brook Road. The
Thames Water is holding a drop-in session for residents and businesses on Wednesday
For more information, contact Thames Water’s customer centre on 0845 6410011,
8 December 2009