Burst water main on the Dulwich Village section of the South Circular – Update

As many of you will be aware, on Thursday afternoon – 15th October – a major water main burst beneath the South Circular just outside the more westerly entrance to Dulwich Park resulting in considerable damage to the highway and pavement and copious flooding. The road has been closed in both directions between Lordship Lane and College Road since the incident resulting in gridlock throughout the entire area. It has been advised that there is now a signposted diversion via Croxted Road, Norwood Road, Half Moon Lane, Village Way, East Dulwich Grove, Lordship Lane.
Officially, we have been advised that the repairs will take at least until Sunday evening to complete. Meanwhile, a Thames Water engineer on site this morning indicated that the works could well extend into next week and that the extent of damage to the highway would mean that it is likely to remain closed to motor vehicles in both directions for the duration. Access to pedestrians and cycles will be maintained throughout. 

Huge Puddles

There have been huge puddles at the junction of Turney Road and Dulwich Village (west side) and on the junction of Dulwich Village and Calton Avenue.  It seems to be deepish  standing water but it makes the former crossing unusable without the risk of a good soaking.
I have reported the floods to Southwark Highways and hope that they will send someone to investigate before too long.
Bridget Furst

From Highways:
Good afternoon. Thank you for your email. I have informed the inspector to investigate the issue you reported. Once the investigation is completed, we will give you an update.

Best Regards,

Coco Yuen Ling Mak | Project Support Officer