We are working to upgrade the gas network in Dorking Road, Leatherhead.
We are investing £250,000 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 Dorking Road (B2450) in three phases.
We started our first phase on Friday 5 January, which saw us working in Dorking Road at its junction with the A24. Our engineers began the second phase on Monday 15 January when we began replacing our gas main along Dorking Road towards Church Street. Our engineers are currently carrying out the second phase of this project, progressing northwards from the A24 towards Church Street. We are firstly replacing our gas main on the east side of the road, and will then return to the bottom of Dorking Road by the A24 and progress northwards again along Dorking Road replacing our second gas main on the west side of the road. To ensure everyone’s safety around our work area, we have temporary traffic lights in place. We’ll be manually controlling our temporary traffic lights during peak times to help traffic flow along Dorking Road, but we would encourage motorists to allow extra time for your journeys.
We need to return to the south end of Dorking Road to carry out additional work on our gas governor. This is a piece of equipment that regulates pressure in the gas network. We’ve planned to carry out this work during the school Easter holiday, when the roads are typically quieter, to minimise disruption. To keep everyone safe, we need to temporarily close Dorking Road at its junction with the A24 (Givons Grove Roundabout) from Tuesday 3 April until Friday 13 April. A signed diversion will be in place via the A24. Our engineer will be working extended hours, seven days a week, while this road closure is in place.
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, Dorking homes and businesses will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.
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