Posted: Friday 6th October 2017
The first phase of the reinstatement work was completed as planned on Monday 25 September, filling the void with concrete to just below the level of the Thames Water sewer.
As we mentioned in previous updates, Thames Water had planned to take over the site on Monday 2 October to begin work repairing the sewer. However, although they were ready to do this, we have asked them to revise one part of their proposed approach to help us ensure that the final repair is as strong and durable as possible. They were happy to do this but it has meant that a redesign of that part of their work and a change to the equipment is needed. This has necessarily delayed them taking over the site and starting work.
Thames Water now plan to start on 16 October.
We still hope to be able to reopen the road by the end of November as planned if the future phases of work go smoothly.