Barnet Council and Tarmac Kier are apologising to Colindale residents after delays to repairs on the Aerodrome Road, which caused a overrun to the scheme.
Tarmac Kier – a joint venture between the companies Tarmac and Kier Highways – was conducting the work for the council as part of a 36-month highways maintenance and improvement contract.
Councillor Dean Cohen, Chair of the Environment Committee, said: “Managing our road network effectively is a key priority for the council. We are sorry that these roadworks made it difficult for some residents to get around.
"All contractors – whether working for the council or utilities companies – need to manage their works effectively. We will continue to take action to ensure that happens.”
A Tarmac Kier spokesperson said: “We apologise for the delays caused to Colindale motorists, however the works are now complete, the delays being due to current national material supply challenges.”
The works were due to be completed between Thursday 16 September and Tuesday 21 September, but overran until Wednesday 22 September due to material provision challenges which are being experienced nationally.
The council has in place a contractual performance mechanism in relation to service delivery and both the council and Tarmac Kier are committed to ensuring that contract commitments are complied with going forward.
Further works will be conducted along the Aerodrome Road – between Heritage Avenue and the roundabout – later this year or next year. This is so the busy street will be able to cope with additional traffic as new homes are built on the site of the former Peel Centre police-training facility. The council will work closely with the contractors to ensure that minimal disruption is caused for motorists as these works are carried out.