Project update: Monday 8 April
We are close to completing the fourth phase of our gas network upgrade project along Rye Lane and we are preparing to begin our fifth phase of work.
On Thursday 4 April, we were able to safely reopen Rye Lane’s junction with Blenheim Grove as we transition into the next phase and continue to progress southwards. However, we’ve needed to close Bournemouth Road at its junction with Rye Lane to motorists. Bournemouth Road will be temporarily made two-way while we carry out this section of work.
From Monday 8 April, Rye Lane will be closed to motorists, buses and cyclists between Hanover Park and Choumert Road for everyone’s safety around our new work area. A signed diversion will be in place via Hanover Park and Consort Road.
We’ll continue to allow access for delivery vehicles and waste collection between Hanover Park and Choumert Road. Our onsite marshals are on hand to support the safe movement of these vehicles around our site.
Rye Lane properties and businesses remain accessible for pedestrians between these junctions. All businesses are open as usual around our site.
During the week commencing Monday 15 April, we expect to be able to reopen Bournemouth Road at its junction with Rye Lane once we’ve safely carried out our upgrades here. Following the completion of the work at this junction, we need to close Choumert Road at its junction with Rye Lane as we continue the fifth phase of our project.
Our engineers are continuing to make great progress with our pipe replacement project along Rye Lane. All being well, we’ll be able to begin our sixth phase in mid-May.
Having finished our first four phases ahead of schedule, we’re now expecting to complete our work in Rye Lane by mid-June.
Our next update will be provided here on or before Friday 3 May.
Project update: Monday 18 March
We’ve been replacing old pipes between Elm Grove and Blenheim Grove since the beginning of March and we’re now working to reinstate this section of Rye Lane.
We’ve progressed more quickly along Rye Lane than originally expected. Our engineers have used a new insertion technique allowing greater lengths of plastic pipe to be inserted at a time, while reducing the number of excavations in the road surface to carry out. Our old pipes have far less rust than anticipated, and fewer service pipes feeding properties have been in a condition that required renewing, helping to speed up the process further.
All being well, our work area will progress further south along Rye Lane to between Blenheim Grove and Bournemouth Road on Wednesday 20 March. To ensure everyone’s safety, Rye Lane will be closed to motorists, buses and cyclists between Hanover Park and Bournemouth Road. Signed diversions are in place via Hanover Park and Consort Road.
Access for delivery vehicles and waste collection between these junctions will still be available and our onsite marshals will continue to support the safe movement of these vehicles around our work area.
People can still access Rye Lane properties and businesses on foot. Businesses remain open as usual around our site and we would encourage people to continue to visit Rye Lane shops and restaurants while our work is ongoing.
Having finished our phases ahead of schedule so far, we’re now expecting to complete our project in Rye Lane by the end of September. We will provide our next update on or before Monday 8 April.
Project update: Friday 1 March
We’ll shortly be finishing the second phase of our gas network upgrade project in Rye Lane.
We’ve made excellent progress replacing our old pipes between Highshore Road and Elm Grove. We’re currently reinstating this section of Rye Lane and this is expected to be completed over the weekend. Our engineers have needed to replace just six service pipes off our gas main between these junctions, enabling us to finish this phase within just two weeks.
All being well with our phase two reinstatement work, our barriers will progress further south along Rye Lane as we begin phase three on Monday 4 March. We’ll be working between Elm Grove and Blenheim Grove. For everyone’s safety, Rye Lane will be closed to motorists, buses and cyclists between Hanover Park and Blenheim Grove. A signed diversion will be in place via Hanover Park and Consort Road.
We'll continue to provide access for delivery vehicles and waste collection between these junctions. Our onsite marshals are on hand to support the safe movement of vehicles around our work area.
Pedestrians can access Rye Lane properties and businesses as normal and all businesses remain open as usual around our site.
In partnership with Southwark Council, we’re pleased to announce we’re providing additional funding as part of our ongoing efforts to support Rye Lane traders and the Peckham community while we carry out our work. More information can be found on Southwark Council’s website.
We’re hopeful of continuing our recent good progress as we enter phase three and we’ll provide our next update on or before Monday 1 April.
Project update: Tuesday 19 February
We've finished phase one of our Rye Lane gas network upgrade project
Our engineers have finished upgrading our two gas pipes within our phase one work area. We’re currently working to restore the road surface between Hanover Park and Highshore Road.
We have now been able to begin phase two of our Rye Lane project. Our barriers will move southwards between Highshore Road and Elm Grove as we upgrade our pipes between these junctions.
To ensure everyone's safety, Rye Lane is closed to motorists, buses and cyclists between Hanover Park and Elm Grove. Signed diversions are in place via Hanover Park and Consort Road. You can find details of the diversion route on our main project information page.
Our project in Rye Lane is progressing well so far. We encourage residents, road users and traders to continuing visiting our website for further project updates and information over the coming months. Our next update will be posted here on or before Friday 1 March.
Project update: Friday 1 February
We’re continuing to carry out network upgrades along Rye Lane between its junctions with Hanover Park and Highshore Road. Phase one of our project is progressing well as we work to upgrade our two large diameter pipes between these junctions.
To ensure everyone’s safety, Rye Lane remains closed to motorists and buses around our site and signed diversions are in place. We would encourage all commuters to please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey. For more information about affected bus routes and their diversions, please follow @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter or visit the Transport for London website.
Pedestrian access is maintained around our work area and all Rye Lane businesses remain open as usual. With the recent spell of cold weather, we’re supporting the council’s gritting teams by ensuring footpaths and roads around our site continue to be gritted for everyone’s safety along Rye Lane. Our engineers have been working hard through the freezing temperatures, and as long as it’s safe to do so, we’ll continue working through the wintry conditions.
Due to the lack of customer visits to our Rye Lane Project Information Office located at the Choumert Grove car park, we’ve agreed to remove the unit in February. Traders who have any enquiries about delivery vehicles accessing their businesses or questions about waste collection should contact our team on site for assistance. Our dedicated Rye Lane Customer Service number 0800 912 0804 is still available for any enquiries about our work.
We’ll provide our next update on, or before, Friday 1 March.
Project update: Thursday 24 January
We're currently upgrading our network between Hanover Park and Highshore Road
We began work to upgrade the gas network in Rye Lane on Monday 7 January as planned.
We're replacing old metal gas pipes installed in the 1800s with new plastic pipe to ensure a safe and reliable gas supply is delivered to not only Rye Lane homes and businesses, but also to Peckham, Southwark and beyond.
We're currently working between Hanover Park and Highshore Road. This is the first of six phases as we progress southwards along Rye Lane towards Sternhall Lane. For everyone's safety, Rye Lane is closed in both directions around our work area to motorists, buses and cyclists. Signed diversions are in place via Hanover Park and Consort Road.
Pedestrian access will continue to be maintained throughout our work and all Rye Lane businesses remain open as usual. Additional information for Rye Lane traders can be found here. Alternatively, our Rye Lane Project Information Office located in Choumert Grove car park is open from 9am to 4pm on weekdays for any questions you might have about our work.
Our large, old pipes are buried deep underneath Rye Lane and we’ve needed to dig more than two metres deep to be able to insert our new pipe in this section of our network. As well as beginning to replace the pipes here, we’re also working to replace smaller pipes between Hanover Park and Highshore Road. We’re able to upgrade these pipes by inserting the new plastic pipe through our existing pipes.
We’ll provide our next update on, or before, Friday 1 February.
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