This morning I made the following enquiry:
“There are works in Faggs Road at the moment (not far from the Green Man public house). The traffic was backed up beyond Tesco this morning. Please let me know the following:
- The reasons for these works?
- There were works in the same place within the past 3 years. Why the need for this outage again?
- By when the works will be complete?”
I received the following explanation this afternoon:
“Thames water is undertaking the works to reinstate a collapsed sewer.
The sewer is about 6 metre deep and it will take 2 days to excavate down to the pipe. The repairs and the carriageway reinstatement will take approximately two weeks to complete.
We have asked the contractor to sign the works properly and place warning signs at strategic locations to warn road users of delays to traffic flows. Works will take place 7 days a week and the lights will be manned during peak hours.”