Thames Water have revised their plans for Norwood Road again and will now not finish until 19th August 2020. The works are considered essential works so they are continuing during lockdown but at a slower pace due to social distancing.
The last 200m of mains pipes from Chatsworth Way to Robson Road will not be completed by Thames Water. Live waste water and other pipes have been found too close to the water main making it too difficult to replace the main.
Currently we have 2 sets of lane closures on Norwood Road controlled by traffic lights. Norwood Road at Knights Hill end will be re-opened to two-way traffic from the evening of Friday 24tH April. The traffic lights for the single lane outside Texaco garage will stay till the end of June.
The final stage of the mains replacement project will attach the 630m of new pipe to the main at Tulse Hill , involving a temporary diversion of the main so there is no disruption to the water supply. So from Monday 27th April there be lane closures again on Tulse Hill near its junction with Perran Road and some bus diversions around the one-way system. .
Robson Road will remain closed to north/west bound traffic. So the Herne Hill bound 322 bus will remain on diversion.
Thames Water intend to deliver a letter very soon with details of their plans to all households in the local area.
Thames Water is a private company owned by a series of investment companies through Kemble Water Holdings Ltd. It is regulated under the Water Industry Act 1991.
See our earlier posts:
Latest: Thames Water plans have changed and there will be no temporary bus stops in Norwood Road as mentioned below.
Roadworks and disruption will return to West Norwood late on Sunday 5th January at 10pm till June 2020. See attached letter.
Robson Road will be closed except for left turning traffic. So the northbound 322 (to Herne Hill & Clapham) will have to take the long way round via Rosendale Road, the south circular and back to West Norwood along Lancaster Avenue where there will be a temporary bus stop. Bus stops R and W on Robson Road will be closed for 6 months.
Chestnut Road will be closed at its junction with Norwood Road until 14th February. The vegetable stall will be stay put (but will first be taking a few days holiday). Lansdowne Hill will be partially closed at its junction with Norwood Road. Leigham Vale will remain closed too.
Bus stops on Norwood Road will change temporarily. The ones outside Sainsbury’s & Efe’s will move a bit north to Greggs & Knowles. The one outside former-Barclays/Decorators Merchants will be closed.
Thames Water are relaying a modern water main under Norwood Rd as part of a £14m project. Hopefully the work will be completed on time in 6 months by June 2020. Residents & businesses can pop in and meet the Thames Water team at the Robson Road portacabins during office hours.
In the meantime please report any leaks in other local streets direct to Thames Water telephone 0800 714 614 or https://www2.thameswater.co.uk/leak/
See our earlier posts:
21/12/19, 27/5/19, 3/5/19, 9/4/19, 15/3/19, 23/1/19
The plans for the new pavements, under construction, on Norwood Road & Tulse Hill Station Rise can be seen online at: http://www.streetworks.london/documents. Works are due to be finished by the end of this year.
Cyclists asked for changes near Elmcourt Road and there is an opportunity to see & comment on the revised plans to improve cycling in Norwood Road on Wednesday 21st June between 6pm to 7pm at Bon Velo bike shop 495 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ.
StreetWorks is a community-led project to improve Norwood Road between Robson Road and Tulse Hill station (and in the longer term the one-way system at Tulse Hill) with funding from Transport for London and supported by Lambeth council.
Cllr Mike Smith at Robson Road junction
As part of West Norwood’s Outer London Fund scheme it will soon be much easier to safely cross Norwood Road from Tesco to Sainsburys. Residents and businesses have made it very clear to Lambeth’s engineers that the Robson Road junction must be improved.
Transport for London is responsible for all traffic lights in London and originally demanded a staggered crossing . Thanks to Val Shawcross, councillors and residents groups TfL has now accepted the clear and simple set of crossings designed by Lambeth’s Highways team. Works to the junction are due to be completed in a couple of months.
The design for the new crossings is shown in the diagram below.
View larger image here.
Cllr. Jackie Meldrum in Norwood High Street
Following the rebuild of Ernest Avenue (in front of West Norwood bus garage) and the new pavements around St Lukes church – work on resurfacing Norwood High Street, by contractors CVU, is planned between Friday 14th February and Friday 28th February.
Norwood High Street lies between Robson Road and Chapel Road and is part of the one-way system around St Lukes church – so there will be a series of traffic and bus diversions to allow the road resurfacing works to be done.
If there any difficulties contact Lambeth Highways engineers: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07940 578880 or 020 7926 9000. If you are a twitter user then follow @mywestnorwood for the latest news.
Volcano Coffee Works have officially opened their café at Parkhall Trading Estate, Martell Road SE21 8EN – at the end of Robson Road.
With a stylish fit out and impressive equipment on display, the café’s main customers are those working in the industrial estate. The café is one of those word-of-mouth gems & a delight to experience: superb coffee and an array of cakes and sandwiches in a spacious, industrial yet surprisingly serene environment. Children are welcome, but the owners ask that buggies be left in the special buggy parking area. Open 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Fridays.
Road resurfacing on Crown Lane
The most severe winter weather for 30 years has had a terrible effect on road surfaces right across the country.
The council is using the latest technology to make quick patch repairs and over 1,000 have been filled since January. Larger patching, using traditional ‘hot rolled asphalt’, takes longer to do – so Ernest Avenue, Elder Road and Crown Dale will be done within the next few weeks. Crown Lane from Knights Hill to Leigham Court Road is due to be completely resurfaced by end of April and Robson Road soon after.
The Government has just announced an extra £100m to fix potholes, and Lambeth will get a share of that money. But too many of our local roads are still sub-standard and vulnerable to damage in freezing or very wet weather.
Unfortunately when the Lib Dems & Tories were running Lambeth the council used a cheaper road resurfacing material on many roads including Norwood High Street and Ernest Avenue in 2005. Stone mastic asphalt is cheaper but does not last long on roads used by heavy vehicles such as buses and HGVs. Cracks started to appear within a couple of years and have got much worse during this winter.
Road resurfacing costs £25-£30 per sq metre varying with the price of oil. Lambeth’s roads need quality investment not patching. Labour, if re-elected on May 6th, has promised to make the biggest-ever investment to replace Lambeth’s crumbling roads and broken pavements by selling off surplus council office blocks
In the meantime to report potholes requiring urgent repair please phone 020 7926 9000 or email Streetscene@lambeth.gov.uk giving details of the location. Red routes are the responsibility of the London Mayor’s Transport for London – call 0845 305 1234 to report any potholes on red routes .