We are working to upgrade the gas network in the Walton Road area of Molesey.
We are investing £1.4 million 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 start work on Tuesday 2 January. Over five months, our engineers will progress along Walton Road in two phases. Following consultation with Surrey County Council, we have agreed to alter our original plans to better coordinate with other utility providers in order to minimise disruption in the area. Full details are below.
We started our project on Tuesday 2 January in Walton Road between School Road and Hansler Grove. From Tuesday 30 January we’ll need to extend our work area and we will be working between Spencer Road and School Road. We will need temporary traffic lights in place to keep everyone safe around our work areas and we’ll manually operate our traffic lights during peak times to help traffic flow along Walton Road.
From mid-March we’ll move to work in Kent Road and progress westwards towards Dennis Road. While we’re working in Kent Road, we’ll need to temporarily close the junction with Walton Road around our work area with access maintained for residents via Vine Road. We’ll then work in Park Road followed by Dennis Road. These roads will be consecutively closed at their junctions with Walton Road with access via Vine Road. We’ll also need to install temporary traffic lights in Walton Road around these side road closures to help keep traffic moving around our work areas.
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, people will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.