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Friday 15 August saw CVU assist Thames Water after a water main burst on the Seven Sisters Road last week. The team were already aware of the water main burst and had mobilised the ERU crew before the call from LSTCC came in. This enabled CVU to give LSTCC total confidence that we were on top of the situation from the very first contact.
The first crew on site were able to close the roads and advise other CVU teams with what additional kit was required. At this point the second ERU crew was dispatched with the required kit to expand the closure from that set out by the Metropolitan Police. This enabled CVU to get a suitable diversion route set up and points of closure established at locations where HGV and buses were able to negotiate without the need to do
multipoint turns. At this time the effects of the water had severely damaged the crossing point and footway at the junction of Woodberry Grove so CVU organised 15 additional stacker barriers to be brought to site to close dangerous crossing points and damaged footways. As the road closure was put in place CVU and TfL discussed utilising this road closure to repair any defects ultimately minimising future disruption to the public.

Works started at just before 22:00 on Saturday night and once the patching was completed on the Sunday late afternoon a mechanical road sweeper was employed to give the whole site from end to end a sweep prior to the liners arrival. CVU also made sure that the whole section of carriageway had the lining refreshed, which only gave CVU
a window of three hours to complete this on Sunday night due to the need to get the site handed back to Thames water with enough time to clear and re-open the road well in advance of the Monday morning rush hour. At 23:32 on Sunday 17 August the road was handed over fully repaired and refreshed to Thames Water for their final phase of works, they later confirmed that the road was fully re-opened at 02:00.

“This was an exceptional demonstration of the strengths and qualities of CVU, its employees and its supply chain partners who all displayed a desire to overcome every obstacle on a Friday evening, into Saturday morning and across the weekend,” said a spokesperson from Thames Water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 15 August saw CVU assist Thames Water after a water main burst on the Seven Sisters Road last week. The team were already aware of the water main burst and had mobilised the ERU crew before the call from LSTCC came in. This enabled CVU to give LSTCC total confidence that we were on top of the situation from the very first contact.
The first crew on site were able to close the roads and advise other CVU teams with what additional kit was required. At this point the second ERU crew was dispatched with the required kit to expand the closure from that set out by the Metropolitan Police. This enabled CVU to get a suitable diversion route set up and points of closure established at locations where HGV and buses were able to negotiate without the need to do
multipoint turns.

At this time the effects of the water had severely damaged the crossing point and footway at the junction of Woodberry Grove so CVU organised 15 additional stacker barriers to be brought to site to close dangerous crossing points and damaged footways. As the road closure was put in place CVU and TfL discussed utilising this road closure to repair any defects ultimately minimising future disruption to the public.

Works started at just before 22:00 on Saturday night and once the patching was completed on the Sunday late afternoon a mechanical road sweeper was employed to give the whole site from end to end a sweep prior to the liners arrival. CVU also made sure that the whole section of carriageway had the lining refreshed, which only gave CVU
a window of three hours to complete this on Sunday night due to the need to get the site handed back to Thames water with enough time to clear and re-open the road well in advance of the Monday morning rush hour. At 23:32 on Sunday 17 August the road was handed over fully repaired and refreshed to Thames Water for their final phase of works, they later confirmed that the road was fully re-opened at 02:00.

“This was an exceptional demonstration of the strengths and qualities of CVU, its employees and its supply chain partners who all displayed a desire to overcome every obstacle on a Friday evening, into Saturday morning and across the weekend,” said a spokesperson from Thames Water.

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