Oct 11 2010 By Jack Griffith
TRADERS on Harefield High Street which has been crippled by roadworks have begun to see the light at the end of the tunnel, after reassurances from National Grid.
The gas company visited businesses this week to give updates on the work being carried out.
The four sets of traffic lights in place are due to be cut down to two this week, and National Grid have followed through on their commitment to seven-day working weeks.
Isa Dinler, manager of the Village Cafe, said: "[National Grid] clearly have more people on site, and it looks as though they have listened to our concerns.
"They needed to act quickly. Of course, you have to wonder why things weren't being done like this in the first place.
"It's been three weeks now, and we have lost a lot of money.
"We will be keeping a close eye on their progress, but if all goes to plan and the lights are taken away, parking will be freed up, the traffic will die down and things should improve."
Hertfordshire Highways had planned to close Coppermill Lane, between the Coy Carp pub and Old Uxbridge Road, on October 18 to carry out works of their own, but this has now been pushed back to November after consulting with Hillingdon Council.