Burst Water Main
Reported via desktop in the Roadworks category anonymously at 18:19, Mon 14 December 2020
Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2431878.
Roadworks set up, large hole dug, no other activity. 2 lanes of approach road (A13 Westbound) coned off, traffic diverted over Beckton roundabout westbound. This is causing serious traffic congestion, long delays to traffic, including buses, taxi's etc... and is seriously impacting local householders an businesses including ours which means drivers losing 3-4 hours or more per day from their working schedule and drivers hours / working time as a result causing issues with deliveries of foodstuffs and ingredients to national and local retailers and producers. This at a very critical time of the year for the public, businesses and us.
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State changed to: In progress
Posted by TfL at 07:40, Tue 15 December 2020
A13 Newham Way continues to have lane restrictions at Beckton Flyover, which is reduced to two lanes (from three) on both the eastbound and westbound carriageways. This is in place to facilitate remedial works to a burst water main. Thames Water contractors continue to carry out works to the burst water main, working in the central reservation, hence closure of lanes on both carriageways for safety reasons. The traffic management on the westbound carriageway begins from the underpass underneath Beckton Roundabout, where the road is reduced to one lane (from two). Works to the 36 inch main took place over the weekend and have been extended due to further complications to the repairs. The westbound carriageway was fully closed at Beckton Roundabout earlier last night to facilitate a phase of the repairs. This closure has now been removed, restoring the previous traffic management as detailed above. Our engineers have developed bespoke signal timing plans, as required, in order to mitigate any further delays and disruption. We have increased VMS signage throughout the area. For safety reasons speed restrictions were implemented of 30mph and the relevant signage is in place on approach. We continue to liaise closely with Thames Water and our contractors responsible for the A13. Traffic impact is currently serious, with delays on approach and westbound tailbacks to the Goresbrook Interchange. There are no significant delays to bus services in the area. Being a fast road, there are no issues with regards to cyclist and pedestrian movements. Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. Should you need anything else or have any questions please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234
State changed to: Fixed
Posted by TfL at 15:50, Tue 15 December 2020
It has been reported by LBBD that the repairs have been completed and all lanes are now open. This is not the case as the cones are still in place on the westbound carriageway from Movers Lane junction to East Ham High Street South with the resultant tailbacks despite the Covid-19 travel restrictions. This is still impacting on our ability to plan our work and is no doubt impacting on the other businesses in the local area. The last information from tFl cUSTOMER Services was that spare parts were on order and were awaited by the repair company. Since then we have had no communication whatsoever (even in the Freight Drivers email you send out).
Posted anonymously at 12:35, Wed 23 December 2020
Good morning, This is still ongoing from before the 14th December and is again causing a large section of London and a major trunk route to be virtually at a standstill impacting, residents, businesses and those key workers requiring to travel to and from work on other than public transport - buses and taxis are also impacted by this. There is NO excuse for this as the repairs and remedial works should have been completed by now given the length of time taken so far and the reduced traffic between Christmas and the new year that would have allowed 24hour working. What is going on?
Posted anonymously at 06:55, Monday 4 January 2021
These works still continue. The works have not been completed during the festive period when there was less traffic and no roadworks have actually been being undertaken during the festive season or out of hours to ensure that the lanes could be opened when most of the traffic is trying to use the roads. I was sat in the traffic this morning for over 2 hours and I was sat in teh same traffic as an ambulance on an emergency call. They had their lights flashing and could not make headway against the sheer volume of traffic. The management of these works is non-existent. The works should be being undertaken to reduce the impact to tax paying road users. Their should be multiple gangs of workers to reduce completion time, on rotating shifts to reduce completion time or alternatively if the works are to be carried out as they are at the moment with very few workers actually completing works then they should be completed during low traffic times with lanes opened when workers are not on site to ensure traffic can flow when work is not progressing. The Beckton A406 roundabout underpass is closed even when there are no workers or works progressing on the underpass itself and the works are actually by the . The works appear to be progressing without any consideration for road users especially as the a2 which is the only other route into Town has also had a lane restriction brought into place. There does not appear to be any 'joined up thinking' here, I work for an essential services provider for NHS Trusts, HMPs and other government departments however we cannot get to work if routes into London are closed off without consideration over how people will actually get into London, the mains water works have been failing to progress since the beginning of December however the works on the A2 could have been delayed, as could the mains water works on the A13, or any number of the above traffic management methods could have been implemented.
Posted anonymously at 09:26, Tuesday 5 January 2021
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