I have just received the following:
“Further to my email of the 10 February I can now provide an update on these works, although I’m afraid it is not good news as a second collapse has been found!
The contractor has located the sewer, which is at some considerable depth below the carriageway, and will be repairing the first collapse today. It will then take until Sunday to backfill and remove the trench supports.
Once they have backfilled the first excavation they have to start the whole process again on the second collapse. Due to the second location being fairly close to the first they cannot start the second excavation until the first has been backfilled. It will take a further 7-10 days to excavate the second shaft down to the sewer and make the repair. A further 2-3 days to backfill and then 2 days to reinstate the carriageway.
It is anticipated that all of these works will be completed by Sunday 7 March and the road reopened to traffic for Monday 8 March.”
I have certainly seen the difference on other roads as a result of these works e.g. Staines Road & Great West Road. Local residents – e.g. Hatton Green – will be informed of this latest news