Easter school holiday period sees series of utility works take place across borough
PUBLISHED: 13:02 31 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:02 31 March 2017
College Road, Crofton Road, and Leaves Green Road will all be affected from April 3
A series of utility road works will be starting in the Easter school holiday period.
SGN will be starting a gas replacement project in College Road on April 3, with the works running for approx 12-14 weeks.
Work will be starting close to Scotts Road, with the working moving towards the Plaistow Green roundabout over time.
Traffic will be managed under temporary traffic signals and the lights will be manually operated during peak periods, with the aim to minimise delays as much as possible.
The council has been told that the gas main being replaced is larger than the standard size that SGN would usually replace, varying between nine inches and 12 inches, and the gas main serves properties on both sides of the street, which explains the longer expected duration for works.
These works were provisionally planned to go ahead later in the year but other work in Grove Park (Lewisham) is now scheduled and therefore, the SGN work has been brought forward as part of co-ordinating work, to avoid the potential for greater inconvenience to road users.
SGN will be completing gas replacement works on Crofton Road, close to the junction with Newstead Avenue, also from April 3.
Works will be managed under temporary traffic signals and will be in place for up to four weeks.
This work is going ahead now as part of co-coordinating work on the road network, with other street work provisionally planned in Crofton Lane in the summer holiday period, when traffic lights will also be used to control traffic.
Thames Water need to make essential repairs to a sewer on Leaves Green Road, in between the junctions of Blackness Lane and Ashmore Lane (close to the petrol station), from the same date.
Works will be managed under temporary two way signals and will be in place for up to two weeks during the School Easter holidays.