We’ve been told by SGN that work to upgrade to their gas network in Woodcote Road is safety-critical and needs to go ahead now.
They have agreed with Surrey County Council to carry out this necessary work during the national lockdown to minimise disruption to the local community.
The contractor who will be completing the project on their behalf was due to start work on today (Monday 15 February) until Sunday 22 February.
In order to complete the work safely, their engineers will need to close Woodcote Road at the junction with Dorking Road (A24) to Woodcote close. A signed diversion will be in place, access and exit to the BP garage will be available only from Dorking Road.
The lane to make a right hand turn from Dorking Road into Woodcote Road will also be closed to prevent vehicles getting stuck in this lane. The three-way traffic lights currently in place by this junction on Dorking Road will be temporarily replaced with a pedestrian crossing and two-way lights operated by the crossing users only, this will hopefully keep the traffic flowing more effectively.
The map below shows the traffic management.
The contractor is working closely with the UK Government and public health bodies to make sure they work in line with expert advice during the pandemic. They have extra safety precautions in place to protect their colleagues and our communities from catching or spreading the virus as they carry out this work.