Updated - Wednesday 19 June
We're continuing to carry out gas network upgrades in Station Road, Woldingham. We're replacing our old gas mains and services with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local area as part of this £900,000 project.
Our work started on Monday 8 April following close consultation with Surrey County Council and the local community.
We've got two teams of engineers working in Station Road simultaneously to help minimise disruption. We're making good progress on our network upgrades and are on schedule to complete work on Station Road by late November as planned.
Northern work area - between Woldingham Road and Croft Road
Station Road remains closed in sections around our work area to motorists between Woldingham Road and Croft Road for everyone's safety while we upgrade our network here. Access will continue to be maintained for residents, but through traffic should follow our signed diversion route.
A safe alternative diversion route has been setup for HGVs due to carriageway restrictions. These vehicles should follow our alternative diversion via Woldingham Road, A22 Godstone Road, Hillbury Road, Westhall Road, The Green, Limpsfield Road, The Ridge and Northdown Road.
Southern work area - between Croft Road and Slines Oak Road
Our second team of engineers is working southwards from Station Road's junction with Croft Road towards Slines Oak Road.
To ensure everyone's safety and manage traffic flow, temporary traffic lights continue to be in operation around our work area.
As previously mentioned, we have further network upgrades to carry out in Woldingham as part of our commitment to ensure the reliability of the gas supply in the area. We've been continuing to plan this future essential work with Surrey County Council and The Woldingham Association and we are now able to share some details. Over the coming months, we'll have three teams of engineers working in Parkview Road, Southdown Road, Lunghurst Road and Southfield Road.
Our first team will be working in Park View Road for approximately 21 weeks from mid-July. We'll start at its junction with Station Road and progress in sections until we reach Southdown Road. Our engineers will then progress into Southdown Road and carry out upgrades between Park View Road and Station Road for approximately five weeks. We're planning to complete these two phases of work using give and take traffic management, but if it is not safe to do so, we'll need to install a temporary road closure and a diversion route will be put in place.
Team two will be working in Lunghurst Road for approximately 26 weeks following the completion of our work in Station Road. We'll start at the Halliloo Valley end and progress southwards in 100m sections until we reach its junction with Slines Oak Road. Lunghurst Road will be closed around our work area for safety as we progress. Signed diversions will be in place for motorists.
Our third team will begin upgrading our gas network in Southfield Road once work in Station Road is finished. We're planning to complete this work using give and take traffic management, but if it is not safe to do so, we'll need to install temporary traffic lights around our work area. This work is expected to last approximately 16 weeks.
We are unable to provide exact start dates at this time as these are dependent on the progress of our current work taking place on Station Road. We will share this information as soon as it is confirmed.
After liaising with the council, we have decided to postpone our work on Northdown Road as the unfavourable winter conditions may cause additional disruption due to the traffic management required to safely carry this out.
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, Woldingham residents and businesses will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.
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