Three-year bridge work brings late-night noise for Ardleigh Green residents
PUBLISHED: 17:28 24 September 2014 | UPDATED: 09:46 25 September 2014
A three-year project to replace a road bridge has begun, bringing late night noise for nearby residents.
Transport for London (TfL) this week started work on the Ardleigh Green bridge on the A127.
Initial maintenance will be carried out between 9pm and 5am on weekdays until October 17 with the noisiest work, including breaking up concrete kerbs, finishing as late as 11pm.
Information packs have been sent to affected residents, many of whom have voiced their disgust at the three-year duration.
A resident of the street said: “I live right next to it so it’s going to cause an absolute nightmare in pulling out of my road, getting anywhere on foot and noisy works during the night.
“Three years is ridiculous.”
Noise levels will be monitored and in an effort to absorb the sound, acoustic sheets will be used by contractors.
Work to replace 90-year-old bridge which carries the A127 Southend Arterial Road over National Rail lines in Romford will be completed in late 2017.
It will be replaced with a wider structure with better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
Dana Skelley, Director of Asset Management at TfL said: “We are committed to completing these works as quickly and efficiently as possible and will keep the local community and road users informed of progress as we work to deliver these vital improvements.”
Cllr Osman Dervish, cabinet member for regulatory services, said: “The road is a major route into our local area.
“We understand this will have an impact on residents and road users and we are working with TfL to make sure any disruption is kept to a minimum.
For more information about the works, please visit tfl.gov.uk/ardleigh-green.