Regent Street Works Photographs

The slideshow of images below show the extent of ongoing works on Regent Street as Thames Water continue works to repair the carriageway following a burst water pipe at the beginning of the month. A 20 inch-wide pipe broke at the Vigo Street and Glasshouse Street junction, flooding the carriageway and breaking up the surface of the road.

Works were competed on Saturday that include laying the granite kerbs forming the traffic islands in the centre of Regent Street. The carriageway around the new traffic island south of the junction has been reinstated and a temporary surface inside the granite kerbs provided. It will be replaced with granite setts later this year.

Further work is being done using a special core and vac system brought to the UK by National Grid plc and on loan to Thames Water. These 600mm diameter holes will be drilled through the areas that ground penetrating radar surveys have identified as potential voids starting today (12th March) to allow detailed inspections under the structural concrete slab, which supports the highway and these should speed up the identification of any other works needed to be undertaken to safely open Regent Street to traffic.

Westminster City Council and Tfl believe that we remain on target to open Regent Street to traffic by Friday 22 March 2013.

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