More frustration on Faggs Road

I have received the following this morning:

“I was on site again yesterday evening to discuss these works because a third failure of the sewer has occurred and further repair work is now necessary. Unlike the previous two failures this one has not collapsed the pipe and there is a chance that Thames Water will be able to repair the pipe by patching it from the inside and avoid having to excavate down to it. Thames Water have also requested more time so that they can insert a lining into the pipe and try to avoid any more failures; I’m told that the existing pipe is so deteriorated that it is as fragile as rice paper.

The lining works will not take as much of the road as the excavations and so it will be possible to open the road to southbound traffic, this is traffic from Hatton Cross towards Feltham. The northbound traffic will remain on diversion along the causeway to make a left-turn onto the A30.

Should the patch and pipe lining works be successful then the road will be reopened to traffic on Tuesday 16 March. If not then we are looking at a new excavation and at least two more weeks of full road closure.”

I will continue to provide updates when I get them – good or bad.



One Response to “More frustration on Faggs Road”

  1. Mark Fielder Says:

    Hello Mark, I can well understand the frustration with Faggs Road past the Green Man. Because it’s a link between Hatton Cross, the A312 trunk road and the various catering & freight companies on the trading estate, it carries an enormous amount of traffic and is busy almost 24/7. At peak times, TFL’s poorly thought through southbound A312 bus lane means that traffic remains almost stationary between Hatton Cross & the A312. Perhaps the weight of this stationary traffic has contributed to the sewer collapses?

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