Turnham Green Terrace reopens

Image above: Hounslow Highways and Thames Water working to repair the sewer and clear the debris on Turnham Green Terrace over the weekend

Sewer repaired after sinkhole opened

Turnham Green Terrace has reopened following work carried out by Hounslow Highways and Thames Water to mend the sewer damaged when a sinkhole opened in front of the tube station last week.

The hole opened on Wednesday 22 June and the road was quickly blocked off. By 10pm on Tuesday night there were two large Thames Water trucks parked up beside it and the hole was boarded over.

Engineers from Thames Water had to clear the debris from the sinkhole and make the area safe before starting work to repair a sewer main. Contractors from both Thames Water and Hounslow Highways continued to work weekend.

Image above: Hounslow Highways and Thames Water working to repair the sewer and clear the debris on Turnham Green Terrace over the weekend

Quick fix

“We are really pleased” Cllr Guy Lambert, Cabinet Member for Highways, told The Chiswick Calendar.

“We thought it would take longer. When Acton Lane was closed we thought it was going to be a week and it took over a month.”

Thames Water used new technology to reline the sewer pipe from the inside, he told us, rather than having to dig up the road to relay a whole section of pipe.

He has now told Hounslow Highways to take away all the plastic bollards which are still lying around.

Image above: Hounslow Highways and Thames Water working to repair the sewer and clear the debris on Turnham Green Terrace over the weekend

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