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’ll start our first phase on Friday 5 January. To ensure everyone’s safety, we need to temporarily close Dorking Road at its junction with the A24 (Givons Grove Roundabout) from midnight on Friday evening until Monday 8 January. A signed diversion will be in place via the A24.
On Monday 8 January, we’ll change our road closure and Dorking Road will be reopened to southbound traffic heading away from Leatherhead. However, Dorking Road will remain closed to northbound traffic from its junction with the A24 for approximately one week. Motorists wishing to travel in the direction of Leatherhead will continue to be diverted via the A24.
We’ll begin our final phase during the week commencing Monday 15 January when we'll fully reopen Dorking Road. Our engineers will progress northwards from the A24 towards Church Street replacing our gas main on the east side of the road. We 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. This phase should take approximately one month to complete.
We need to have temporary traffic lights in place around our work area throughout our final phase to keep road users and our engineers safe. 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 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, Leatherhead homes and businesses will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.