Delays to repairs on crane hit by helicopter in Vauxhall

10:05 01 February 2013

The damaged crane on top of St Georges Tower close to the scene where the helicopter crashed. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The damaged crane on top of St Georges Tower close to the scene where the helicopter crashed. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

High winds have led to repair work to the crane which was hit by a helicopter in Vauxhall being behind schedule.

The scene in London showing where a helicopter crahed into a car after colliding with a crane on top of a tower block in south London this morning. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PAThe scene in London showing where a helicopter crahed into a car after colliding with a crane on top of a tower block in south London this morning. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA

The helicopter crashed to the ground in Wandsworth Road on January 16 after clipping the crane on top of a building under construction in Nine Elms Lane.

Transport for London (TfL) said today that due to the recent high winds and heavy fog around the Vauxhall area, work by Brookfield Multiplex, the construction company which owns the crane, will now not be able to take place this weekend.

Instead, the 800 tonne, 190m temporary crane on St Geroges Tower will be removed between February 9 and February 11, leading to a closure of the Vauxhall Gyratory system.

During this closure, diversions will be temporarily reinstated to direct traffic away from the area.

Nine Elms Lane remains closed between Battersea Park Road and the Vauxhall one way system in both directions.

TfL said that because of the extended closure of Nine Elms Lane it has coordinated a number of additional works which were scheduled for the coming months to take place next week, to help reduce disruption to the area in the future. This includes utility and resurfacing associated with the US Embassy works and maintenance works to the TfL Road Network.

Leon Daniels, managing director of surface transport at TfL, said: “Our staff and contractors continue to work around the clock to minimise disruption to people travelling through the Vauxhall area following the recent terrible incident.

“While I can appreciate the frustration that local businesses and road users are feeling about these prolonged road closures, the nature of these works means that they need to be carried out with the highest level of safety.

“We continue to work closely with all involved to complete these works as quickly and as safely as possible.”

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