Work to be complete a fortnight ahead of schedule
Putney Bridge is now expected to fully reopen on September 26 well ahead of original expectations.
The £1.5 million repairs to Putney Bridge are now approaching their final phase and Wandsworth Council say they should be complete around a fortnight earlier than scheduled.
The repairs began on July 14 and were originally timetabled to last a total of 12 weeks.
The Council claim the faster turnaround is down to efficient working by contractors FM Conway Ltd and forward planning and management of the contract by the council’s in-house team of engineers who have overseen the project.
Transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “I would like to thank the travelling public for the great patience they have shown and feel sure that they, along with local businesses, will share our delight that this important Thames river crossing will be back to normal before the end of this month.
“Completing this huge amount of work in this short space of time is a superb achievement by everyone concerned, especially our team of engineers who planned and prepared everything brilliantly, managed the contractors very efficiently and stayed on top of the whole process to ensure there were no let ups or delays in finishing the job.
“Getting a job of this scale completed early, properly and also very importantly on budget is a real triumph.”
People can find out more about the closure and also view TfL’s bus maps at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/putneybridge.
September 19, 2014