Lorry drivers make houses shake near Chadwell Heath estate

PUBLISHED: 09:37 20 June 2012

Results: Margaret Hodge, centre, with residents near the Kemp Road roadworks

Results: Margaret Hodge, centre, with residents near the Kemp Road roadworks


Residents blighted by lorries that made their houses shake are celebrating after transport chiefs agreed to slow them down with new traffic calming measures.

The HGV drivers have caused a racket going up and down speed humps on their way to Chadwell Heath Industrial Park, even disturbing the households at night.

But chicanes are now being installed in Kemp Road following pressure from Barking MP Margaret Hodge and health cabinet member Cllr Maureen Worby.

Mrs Hodge said: “I’m really pleased to see the work starting.

“The humps designed to slow the traffic down were ineffective and the speed at which the lorries went over them created a loud noise which disturbed residents during the day and night and also caused their houses to vibrate.”

Valence ward Cllr Worby added: “There is constant traffic up and down the road. I’m really pleased it suits all parties. Residents had been looking for a solution.”

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