We are working to upgrade the gas network in Walnut Tree Close, Guildford.
We are investing £60,000 to replace our old gas mains and services with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local area.
In consultation with Surrey County Council, we will be working in Walnut Tree Close in two phases.
We’ll start our first phase on Friday 9 February. To keep everyone safe around our work area, we need to temporarily close Walnut Tree Close between Bridge Street and Station View for two weeks.
Our closure will be in place from 9pm on Friday 9 February. We’ll have a signed diversion for road users via Onslow Street and Woodbridge Road. We’ll maintain access to Guildford Train Station and carpark at all times via Woodbridge Meadows, which can be accessed via the diversion route. We’ve planned to carry out this phase of our project during the school half-term holiday to minimise disruption to the local community. We’ll also be working seven days a week while the road is closed.
We’ll reopen Walnut Tree Close and begin our second phase by Monday 26 February. We’ll then be working northwards along the road towards Woodbridge Meadows for approximately six weeks. During this time, we’ll have temporary traffic lights in place around our work area to keep motorists and our engineers safe. We’ll also need to suspend some parking bays around our site.
We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, Guildford homes and businesses will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.
Update: 16 April 2018
We successfully connected our new gas main to our existing network over the weekend. We needed to temporarily close Walnut Tree Close at its junction with Bridge Street while we carried out this stage of work. However, the road has now reopened.
Our engineers are finishing the final stage of our Walnut Tree Close project this week. Our temporary traffic lights will remain in place at the Weyview Court end of the road while we restore the road surface. Once the new road surface has set, we’ll be able to remove our traffic lights and reopen all the parking bays. All being well, we hope to finish our Walnut Tree Close project by the end of the week.
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