Limehouse Link Tunnel

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/1095
Question By: 
Bob Neill
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What will be the normal closure times of the Limehouse Link Tunnel from April 2007? Precisely what maintenance works are carried out at this time, and who are the contractors?

Answer

Answer for Limehouse Link Tunnel

Answer for Limehouse Link Tunnel

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The tunnel closes for three consecutive nights, between midnight and 05.00 hours (occasionally 22.00 and 05.00 hours) every 4 weeks for routine maintenance. This includes items of essential work such as: · cleaning of walls and gulleys, · cleaning and maintenance of CCTV and speed cameras, · cleaning and replacement of lighting units, · repair and maintenance of ventilation fans, · checks of tunnel safety equipment such as fire hydrants, emergency telephones etc. The contractors are Road Management Services (A13) plc, who are responsible for operating and maintaining the tunnel.There is currently a major safety enhancement scheme being implemented in the tunnel, comprising an emergency public address speaker system and radio `break-in' that will allow the Police tunnel controllers to give messages and instructions to tunnel users. This work has necessitated nightly closures of the tunnel between 22.00 and 05.00 hours every Tuesday to Saturday night. These closures will continue until the end of May 2007 and are planned to resume on 26th June for 5 weeks to commission and test the new equipment. The contractor for these works is Tyco.