Seven Stars Road Chaos to Continue
Get set for two more weeks of misery
Thames Water has announced that the roadworks at Seven Stars corner will continue for two weeks longer than originally expected.
The work, which has already caused weeks of traffic chaos around Goldhawk Road and Askew Road, will now not be completed until Sunday March 28.
Thames Water began replacing Victorian mains pipes atround Sevens Stars corner in January, leading to the closure or part-closure of several local roads. Askew Road has been particularly badly affected due to the amount of diverted traffic, and residents of Wingate Road have complained of motorists using their road as a cut-through by those trying to find a quicker way around the closed sections.
The work had originally been due to last for nine weeks, but Thames Water say it will now take longer because the newly-laid main failed a pressure test. They also say they have uncovered a structure underneath the road, possibly a sewer, that there are inadequate records for.
The Council say that due to these unforeseen difficulties, by law they have no choice but to grant an extension to Thames Water.
Goldhawk Road will remain closed to westbound traffic at the junction with Brading Terrace, and remain open as usual for eastbound traffic, with only the junction with Greenside Road closed.
All other side streets between Shepherd's Bush Green and Brading Terrace will be open to traffic. Temporary traffic lights at the roundabouts will keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible. Coningham Road will remain open one-way northbound, and the 94 and 237 buses will use this route, so that services carry on running during the works.
10 March 2010