Overnight works have begun along Beddington Lane, as Transport for London starts to spends millions of pounds of public money in strengthening the thoroughfare in anticipation of the hundreds of laden HGVs which will be trundling along it daily with tons of rubbish from across south-east England once Viridor fire up their industrial scale waste incinerator.
Surveys by contractors Hydro Cleansing began overnight last night, and will continue between 9pm and 4am on Monday to Thursday nights for up to three weeks.
According to Sutton ward councillor Nick Mattey, “The surveys will involve jetting (cleaning) the gully connections from the road gullies and CCTV surveying them after they have been cleaned, to determine if they are in any way damaged (and at the same time it will also alleviate any blockages within the network).”
The work is a preliminary study to determine what work needs to be done to the road, which is set over one of the largest gas mains in south London. This follows a previous survey which was conducted in December last year. The specific area that they will be working in, is between Harrington Close and Coomber Way.
“Where the process does involve some invasive work, with the gullies being cleaned out, we expect that there may be some noise experienced,” Mattey said. “As a result, London Borough of Sutton has asked the Contractor if they can move out of residential areas after midnight, where practicable, to try to minimise this disruption.”
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