Collapsed sewer repairs mean Elmstead Lane four day closure

PUBLISHED: 13:54 06 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:59 06 March 2013

A collapsed sewer will see Elmstead Lane, in Chislehurst, closed to traffic for around four days as repairs get under way later today.

Diversions will be in place, but motorists are urged to use different routes as heavy congestion is expected due to the works near the roundabout at the junction with Sundridge Avenue.

Cllr Colin Smith, executive for Bromley’s environment, said: “There is clearly an environmental health issue that needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.

“Motorists and local residents can be assured that we are pressing Thames Water and their contractor, H2O Metrorod, to finish this job as quickly as possible.

“We understand and reluctantly accepted the need to close the road to enable repairs to go ahead and will be closely monitoring progress that is made.”

Works will continue over the weekend, but not overnight. Residents or motorists who want more information can call H20 Metrorod, the Thames Water contractor on 0845 1687719 or 0845 1687718.

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