Sutton Court Road To Remain Closed For Five Days
The E3 and 272 are still on diversion during Thames Water repairs
The burst water main on Sutton Court Road in Grove Park will take several days to fix and the road remains closed with buses on diversion. A sign beside the burst main states that work is expected to continue until July 20th.
Thames Water have said that when the pipe burst, the high pressure caused significant damage to the road and pavement so it has to be repaired and made safe for traffic and pedestrians before the road can be reopened.
"We’ll be working hard to try and get finished early if we can, as we know how important a road it is in terms of traffic flow in the area", said a statement.
The burst main caused significant disruption to bus commuters following the road closure yesterday, many of whom were unaware of the situation.
The road is closed to traffic, but not pedestrians, from the A4 to Staveley Road. The 272 terminated on Chiswick High Road at Turnham Green yesterday evening and the E3 terminated at Barrowgate Road leaving passengers to walk the rest of the way home to Grove Park.
At present, there are no E3 buses along Burlington Lane or Sutton Court Road, and the service is going via the Hogarth roundabout, turning left (southbound) after Barrowgate Road, onto the A4 towards the roundabout. The TfL bus alerts site states that the 272 and E3 are "subject to diversion".
Over 150 people contacted the water company yesterday to complain of low water pressure or no water at all. The water pressure problem is still continuing in some households.
The scene on Tuesday
July 15, 2015