Traffic delays will be in place this weekend as workers reconnect a water pipe in Maida Vale to boost water pressure.
A large water main, 21 inches in diameter, is being brought back into use by Thames Water to increase water pressure in the area and to bring more water in to supply west London’s taps.
From 6am on Sunday (February 8) two extra sets of traffic lights will be in place at the junction of Edgware Road and St John’s Wood Road, and at the junction of Sutherland Avenue and Warrington Crescent.
Thames Water teams will work throughout the day and the traffic lights will be removed by 8pm the same evening.
Damian Crawford, water network manager at the company, said: “We’re very sorry for any inconvenience drivers may face on Sunday. We’re acutely aware of the impact these traffic lights might have, which is why we’ll be starting work early and working as fast as we can during Sunday to make sure we’re off the road by the evening.
“Bringing this pipe back into use is essential for reducing the risk of future problems with Maida Vale’s water supply - so please bear with us during this essential work.”
The work will not affect water supply to residents and businesses over the weekend.