We are working to upgrade the gas network in the Queens Road area of Hersham.
This essential work involves the replacement of old, metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply.
In consultation with Surrey County Council, our project will start on Tuesday 31 July and last approximately 15 weeks.
Phase one – approximately three weeks
We will start our work on Tuesday 31 July on the A317 Queensway/Queens Road roundabout.
To ensure everyone’s safety around our site, we need to temporarily close the West Grove, Westcar Lane and Queens Road junctions at the roundabout for the duration of our first phase. Signed diversions will be in place for motorists.
Traffic will still be able to travel along the A317 (Queensway/Queens Road) across the roundabout. However, we’ll have temporary traffic lights on the A317 spanning the roundabout to manage traffic flow.
Phase two – approximately six weeks
In late August, our work area will move westwards on the A317 between Charlton Avenue and Woodside Avenue.
We need to install temporary traffic lights on the A317 around these junctions for everyone’s safety.
We also need to close Charlton Avenue and Woodside Avenue to the A317 junction while we carry out this phase of our project. Signed diversions will be in place throughout with access to these roads maintained via Mayfield Road.
Phase three – approximately six weeks
From Monday 1 October, our work area and temporary traffic lights will progress further westwards along the A317 to the junction of Burwood Park Road.
For safety, we need to close Burwood Park Road while our engineers upgrade our network by this junction. Access will be maintained via Mayfield Road and a signed diversion route will be in place for motorists.
We will be working extended hours, seven days a week, during our project to complete our work as quickly and safely as possible.
We will also be manually operating our temporary traffic lights during peak hours to help manage traffic flow.
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, Hersham residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.
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