|Devonshire Road Facing Traffic Closure For Weeks|
Thames Water will start anti-flooding works this week
Thames Water plans to start work shortly in Devonshire Road on anti-flooding work which will lead to a road closure for several weeks.
Traders are to meet on Tuesday and hope the water company can take measures to finish earlier than the proposed twelve weeks. They also want the public to know that it is 'business as usual' for the street.
Last month traders expressed anger at a proposal to close the street to traffic from January 11th for three months. A road closure is to be put in place from numbers 1 -11 for the duration of the works.
Thames Water say they need to install anti-flooding devices known as FLIPS. These will be housed in manhole like chambers on Devonshire Road.
Devonshire Road was closed last January for Thames Water works
Mike Moran of Top Hat Cleaners, was one of the traders furious that they had not been given advance warning by letter.
"I do understand that Thames water need to carry out works but they seem to think they can do what ever they like, surely not?", he said in a letter to Hounslow Council.
Local traders are concerned about the potential loss of business to the street from such a long closure to traffic.
It was suggested that the water company would endeavour to limit the amount of time a road closure was needed. On the TfL website, the closure dates of 11/01/2016
January 1, 2016