Final pre-handover inspections of the Shinfield Eastern Relief Road have uncovered some quality issues connected to the drainage installation. We are currently investigating the extent of the issue, which is unrelated to the groundwater problem, and as principal contractor we take responsibility for fully resolving this.
Obviously it is hugely disappointing to have to report a further setback on this project. We understand that the delay to opening the Eastern Relief Road is extremely frustrating and apologise to the local community, businesses and road users who are impacted by this, but it is crucial that this drainage issue is fully resolved before the road opens, to avoid the use of traffic restrictions once the road is in use.
The HOCHTIEF project team.