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60 decibels at 10-11pm

Reported via mobile in the Roadworks category anonymously at 23:26, Thursday 25 August 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3781574.

60 decibels at 10-11pm (and ongoing) is quite far too much for tax payers willing to sleep and work next day or to tourists now hoping never had decided to come to London. Have never seen this anywhere in the world but in London.

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  • PS: To make it clear, 60 decibels inside rooms! Likely more than 100db on the road was we needed to shout to have a conversation with the roadworkers about what is happening at this time of the night in a residential area!!! Welcome to the most developed and civilized bit of the world...

    Posted anonymously at 23:37, Thursday 25 August 2022

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused while works were taking place last night, t is never Ringway's intention to disrupt or disturb the public whilst carrying out essential maintenance on TFL's network. I can apologise on Ringway's behalf for any inconvenience or distress our work may have caused.

    You will be aware of the network and the hierarchy making seemingly minor defects (to the untrained eye) appear to be non-essential, the hierarchy we work to of course makes these repairs essential once identified. This location required planning due to the narrow road-space available (see below) and this necessitated off-peak working. Whilst the work could in theory have started at 2000, this would still have been after the time period the gentleman found acceptable unfortunately. We could have considered weekend working but this of course carries increased costs and would set a precedence for a large percentage of the network. I have briefed the individuals involved on the importance of trying (wherever possible) to complete residential areas first when working at night.

    For and on behalf of Transport for London

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 13:05, Friday 26 August 2022

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