Rain prevents bridge repairs in Water Lane, Watford

Watford Observer: Rain prevents bridge repairs in main Watford road Rain prevents bridge repairs in main Watford road

The latest delays to the bridge repairs, which are keeping a main road in central Watford closed, have been caused by poor weather.

Water Lane remains closed this week after building work has been repeatedly delayed from the original start date of September 13.

The finish date was originally pushed back to November 22 because replacement parts were delivered late. However the work is now scheduled to finish on Friday, December 6.

Hertfordshire County Council said this was due to recent wet weather, which meant new concrete beams could not have a protective waterproof membrane applied.

A spokesperson for the contractor Osborne Ltd said: "We regret these further delays to the works in Water Lane. The recent rain has prevented us carrying out critical waterproofing works. We are working to complete the scheme and are anticipating that we will complete in December 2013."

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4:55pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Hornets number 12 fan says...

Never mind it'd all water under the Bridge!
Never mind it'd all water under the Bridge! Hornets number 12 fan

6:24pm Mon 2 Dec 13

the g man says...

Wonderful reporting..........W
ater Lane remains closed this week after building work has been repeatedly delayed from the original start date of September 13.

September 13 was the original end date the work started July 22nd
Wonderful reporting..........W ater Lane remains closed this week after building work has been repeatedly delayed from the original start date of September 13. September 13 was the original end date the work started July 22nd the g man

10:20pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Phil Cox (UKIP) says...

Have they thought of sheltering it from the rain? At this rate it'll be May before it's finished.

I wonder if they can do it in cold and/or snowy conditions? Roll on May...
Have they thought of sheltering it from the rain? At this rate it'll be May before it's finished. I wonder if they can do it in cold and/or snowy conditions? Roll on May... Phil Cox (UKIP)

10:42pm Mon 2 Dec 13

E.Coli says...

that me guess are Ringway doing the repairs and charging the council £ 25 million pounds because it is over a river and the workman may get wet when it rains, you could make it up if you tried.
that me guess are Ringway doing the repairs and charging the council £ 25 million pounds because it is over a river and the workman may get wet when it rains, you could make it up if you tried. E.Coli

10:53am Tue 3 Dec 13

HornetJJ says...

Recent wet weather? It has rained for about 2 weeks!!
Recent wet weather? It has rained for about 2 weeks!! HornetJJ

4:01pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Mrs Droftaw says...

Poor weather? It is cold yes - but no rain?!!?!
Poor weather? It is cold yes - but no rain?!!?! Mrs Droftaw

4:47pm Tue 3 Dec 13

HornetJJ says...

HornetJJ wrote:
Recent wet weather? It has rained for about 2 weeks!!
*hasn't
[quote][p][bold]HornetJJ[/bold] wrote: Recent wet weather? It has rained for about 2 weeks!![/p][/quote]*hasn't HornetJJ

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