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Slow setting delays Limehouse Link

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A MAJOR transport link into London will remain shut until at least the end of this month while Amec continues to repair fire damage as part of a £200 million PPP deal.

The Limehouse Link tunnel, which connects central London with Docklands, was damaged when a double decker bus caught fire at the end of October. Transport body Transport for London expected the affected eastbound section of the tunnel to reopen within days.

But once the damage was assessed it became clear that the tunnel's soffit was badly damaged. The work will take longer than expected because of the length of time it will take layers of repair mater ial to set.

Amec won the contract as part of the Road Management Services consortium with Alfred McAlpine, Brown & Root and Dragados Concessions. The main part of the deal was to manage and mprove the A13 in east London.