New Closure Date For Works On Devonshire Road

Thames Water will start work on January 25th with road closed to traffic until Easter


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Thames Water appear to have reached a compromise with local traders in Devonshire Road, in an attempt to minimise the impact on business from their anti-flooding works which involve the closure of the street to traffic.

The work will now start on January 25th and the water company will work seven days from 7.30 a.m to 5.30pm to get the work completed before the Easter weekend, which is a busy time for traders.

Local businesses had been upset about a proposed twelve week closure of the street which they said would badly disrupt trading. Traders will meet this week to discuss the matter. They are keen for customers to know that it will be 'business as usual' despite the road closure.

Hounslow Council, which held a meeting with Thames Water on Friday, is expected to allow a road closure to go ahead in order to allow the work to start.

Devonshire Road was closed last January for Thames Water works

Thames Water will place advance works notices at strategic locations and notify residents and businesses as soon as they receive confirmation of their works permit being granted.

Some level of disruption can be expected and there will be suspension of the two parking bays outside Number 10 Devonshire Road.

The water company has promised to brief residents and businesses regularly of works progress and Hounslow Highways have said they will also be visiting the site to ensure progress is being made and that everything that can be done to stay on programme is being done.

Thames Water say they need to install anti-flooding devices known as FLIPS. These will be housed in manhole like chambers on Devonshire Road.

January 15, 2016