Thames Water leak traffic chaos

A big leak on Norwood Road by the railway bridge in Tulse Hill outside Ira Court has caused huge congestion most of this afternoon and evening. Temporary traffic lights are in place and look likely to remain for some time given the size of hole that has opened up in the road.

Thames say they think works will finish on 20th February, so in the meantime we suggest leaving your car at home if you want to get anywhere quickly!

Thames Water update

There was a 10 inch pipe burst on Thurlow Park rd on Friday 30 June. This caused small flooding to six gardens and one basement. This burst also created a further burst to a nearby 13 inch pipe. Repairs were carried out and the road was opened on 04 July. 

The South Circular Bus Lane will be closed at the Norwood Road junction with Perran Road from Monday 03 July for approximately six weeks. Perran Road will also be closed to traffic, with the diversion routes via Christchurch Road clearly signposted.

Residents will still be able to access their properties. Bus stops outside property number 162 and 385 Norwood Road will also be suspended during this time.

Norwood Road will be closed to traffic travelling southbound between South Circular Road and Elmcourt Road from Monday 21 August for approximately one week. This will include the closure of Palace Road/Leigham Vale at the junction of Norwood Road.

Bus routes 196, 322, 468, 690 and N68 travelling from Herne Hill towards West Norwood will be diverted from Norwood Road, Croxted Road, Thurlow Park Road and Lancaster Avenue before returning to the line of route on Norwood Road. Bus routes 2, 432, X68 and N2 travelling from Tulse Hill towards West Norwood will be diverted from Tulse Hill, Norwood Road/Rosendale Road, Thurlow Park Road/Lancaster Avenue before returning to line of route on Norwood Road. Bus route 68 will terminate at Tulse Hill. We’ll also have appropriate signage in place for cyclists.

Further Thames Water update

Thames Water are in the process of hand delivering letters to the immediate vicinity of recent water leaks, which will include Leigham Vale, Palace Road and the affected part of Norwood Road.

In regards to continued leaks in the local area Thames Water have carried out repairs at the following locations:

Half Moon Lane (small leak near Herne Hill) not on Norwood road although traffic may have been impacted. Now complete. 

Tulse Hill (leak on trunk main) single lane closure on Tulse Hill, again may have impacted traffic but no work on Norwood road.

Palace Road/Norwood road junction (leak on 7”) main. Have been working since Friday but have had some challenges repairing the leak. We have a team on site working to repair this and hope re-open the road as quickly as possible.

Thames Water – multiple repairs on the Lambeth network

Thames Water are currently carrying out multiple repairs on the Lambeth network. To enable these works to happen Thames Water have had to either install temporary traffic lights or implement Lane/Road closures (see list below). This may cause delays at peak times and Thames Water advise residents, where possible, to seek an alternative route.

As the Central and Southern London rep for the Thames Flooding and Coastal Committee Cllr J Brathwaite will be raising these repairs at the next committee meeting. In the meantime she will also be writing to the CEO of Thames Water for an explanation. 

Coldharbour Lane – Westbound directional closure between the junction of Atlantic Road and Brixton Road    01/02/2017 – TBC  

Shakespeare Road – Closed at the junction with Coldharbour Lane, Access only                                                     31/01/2017 – TBC          

Leigham Vale – Closed at the junction with Palace Road to Railway bridge, Access only                                  09/12/2016 – TBC

Half Moon Lane – Temporary 4 phase traffic lights at the junction with Dulwich Road                                          31/01/2017 – TBC

Norwood Road – Temporary 4 phase traffic lights at the junction with Croxted Road                                          31/01/2017 – TBC

Brixton Road (TFL) – Northbound lane closure opposite Brixton Station Road. Ferndale Road Closed                        31/01/2017 – TBC

Tulse Hill – Northbound directional closure at the junction with the South Circular                                    04/02/2017 – 05/02/2017

Traffic disruption as Thames Water fix a leak on Tulse Hill

Thames Water are investigating a leak on one of their pipes on Tulse Hill.

They have a number of teams currently working on contingency plans with regards to turning off the main and the repair. They are aiming to have these plans in place within the next 24 hours so that they can then begin the repair job.

Residents should not experience any interruption to their water supply.

In terms of customer disruption they have two-way traffic lights in place on the junction between Tulse Hill and S.Circular Road.

In order to carry out the full repair, they will need to close a road and will be working very closely with Lambeth council in order to ensure that causes as little disruption as possible.

They are keen to reassure residents that they are working hard to ensure the leak in the pipe does not get worse.