Updates

Update 22 June 2017

We are continuing to transfer the individual service pipes to our new water main, works are progressing well and to date we have transferred around 20 services. The traffic lights are now off the A21 and our works are confined to the verge, footway and private properties along the route as well as the old A21 to the south.

We have made good progress on the scheme and at present we hope to finish works ahead of programme.

Update 13 June 2017

We have now laid all of the new pipework within the carriageway of the A21 Vinehall Road and within the access track to Barracks Cottages.

The main has been tested and chlorinated and connection works on the A21 north of the Johns Cross Inn have been undertaken. We have now started to transfer the individual service pipes to the new main and works are progressing well. We are trying to undertake all services on the A21 first so we can then look to remove the traffic lights as soon as possible, hopefully this week.
 
We will continue to connect all the services to the new main before undertaking our final mains connection and abandoning the old main.

Update 25 May 2017

We will be backfilling the road this week in preparation for the bank holiday weekend.

This will enable us to remove the traffic lights until Tuesday 30 May when work will resume and the lights will return.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Update 22 May 2017

To date we have laid around 980 metres of new pipework within the carriageway of the A21 Vinehall Road, and adjacent verges, by directional drilling methods up to a location by Johns Cross Inn.

We've been keeping an eye on the traffic management due to concerns raised and have been manually controlling the lights whilst on site. Although sometimes it may look like no one is on site on the A21, the gang are at other areas undertaking works for the preparation of service connections.

We require the traffic management due to the reinstatement requirements on the concrete road and to allow for curing time. We will continue to lay the last section of main in the A21 this week.

Once all the main is laid, we will look to test and chlorinate the new pipe and then undertake the first connection on the w/c 29 May.

We are then hoping tp lay the main from the A21 up the track to Barracks Cottages from the 30 May.

Update 26 April 2017

To date we have laid 500m of new pipework within the carriageway of the A21 Vinehall Road and adjacent verges by directional drilling methods up to a location just south of the old school. Our contractors will be remobilising outside the old school to then start to prepare for the next section of drilling.

Please note that the traffic management will be removed for the bank holiday.

Update 13 April 2017

We are currently making good progress and to date we've laid 300 metres of new pipework within the carriageway of the A21 Vinehall Road using directional drilling methods. We are now preparing to drill the next section.

Our contractors have advised that all traffic management will be removed from the A21 over the Easter weekend.

Update 31 March, 2017

Work is underway and we have completed excavations from Vinehall Road in preparation for 500 metres of the new water main to be directionally drilled. This work is planned to commence on Monday  3 April.

Once that work is complete will be installing traffic lights on the A21 to continue with the rest of the excavations and drilling. The traffic lights will remain in situ 24/7 due to the location of the work. This is for the safety of road users and our workforce.



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