Thames Water closes part of North End Road for five weeks – diversions in operation

Thames Water has closed a small section of North End Road, between Sedlescombe Road and Lillie Road, to remove concrete that has been illegally poured into the sewer.

Thames Water roadworks on North End Road to remove a large concrete-berg from the sewer pipes

Thames Water has closed a small section of North End Road, between Sedlescombe Road and Lillie Road, to remove concrete that has been illegally poured into the sewer.

Last week, they began excavating the Fulham site in order to access the large concrete-berg, which was dumped down their sewer pipes.

Thames Water started working on Friday 16 February and hope to be finished by Thursday 21 March. To minimise disruption, they will be working extended hours seven days a week:

  • Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm
  • Saturday, 8am to 5pm
  • Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

“We are working to find those that have caused this disruption to local residents and businesses,” said Jamie Keech, area network manager for North West London at Thames Water. “We’d like our customers to know we will work as fast as we can with our contractors and the local authority to re-open the road again as safely and quickly as possible.”

Watch this video of the concrete in Thames Water’s pipes on YouTube.

Traffic is being diverted via Dawes Road, Munster Road and Lillie Road.

Map showing the diversion route along Dawes Road, Munster Road, Lillie Road and vice versa. It also shows the works area between Sedlescombe Road and Lillie Road

Business as usual 

North End Road’s historic market will remain open for business as usual during the repairs. The market runs six days a week, Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 6pm.

For specific street trading and market enquiries, please contact streettrading@lbhf.gov.uk

Thames Water roadworks on North End Road

Investigation ongoing

The source of the illegally dumped concrete and the full extent of the blockage is currently being investigated by Thames Water. 

Once the developer is identified, they will be pursued to reclaim all costs for mitigation and repair of the sewer pipes.

If you have any questions or concerns about the works, please call Thames Water on 0800 316 9800quoting the reference SA-960188.

Diversions in operation on North End Road

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