Please be aware of the following information about impending roadworks and diversions on the A217 in Reigate, received from SGN (Southern Gas Network)
I’m writing to make you aware of our forthcoming project to upgrade our gas network on the A217 London Road, Reigate. Our project involves the essential replacement of old metal gas mains with new plastic pipe. Our contractor DJ Utilities will undertake this work on our behalf.
We know that during the coronavirus outbreak, our communities will rely on us now more than ever to keep them safe and warm. The safety of our communities and our employees will remain our number one priority in the weeks and months ahead.
Our safety-critical project to upgrade the gas network on the A217 needs to go ahead, rather than wait until the pandemic passes, to ensure your local community continues to receive a safe and reliable gas supply.
We have agreed with Surrey County Council to carry out this necessary work during the national lockdown to minimise disruption to the local community.
Phase one – lasting approximately 2 weeks
Our engineers will be working on the A217 London Road from outside Foundation House and progressing southbound towards Rushworth Road. For everyone’s safety, we will need to implement a one-way system around our work area.
Motorists can continue travelling northbound along the A217. However, motorists will be unable to travel southbound towards Castle Grounds/the High Street and will be diverted via Raglan Road and the A242.
To assist large vehicles turning onto the A242 Croydon Road from Raglan Road, we’ll install temporary multi-way lights around this junction. HGVs will then connect onto the diversion via the A23 and A25. Temporary lights will be manually controlled 7am - 7pm Monday to Friday, to assist with traffic flow.
Throughout phase one, Yorke Road will also be closed at the junction with the A217. A signed diversion will be in place via Hardwicke Road.
Phase two – lasting approximately 4 weeks
On Monday 1 February, we’ll be working on the A217 London Road around Rushworth Road and Yorke Road junctions. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions on the A217, but Yorke Road and Rushworth Road will be closed at their respective junctions. Signed diversions will be in place.
We’re working closely with the UK Government and public health bodies to make sure we work in line with expert advice during the pandemic. We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our communities from catching or spreading the virus as we carry out our safety-critical project. There’s more information about our coronavirus response on our website: sgn.co.uk/coronavirus
We’re writing to residents and other local stakeholders to make them aware of our project and explain the details of our work. Please feel free to also share this information with anyone you think may be impacted by our project.
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, residents and businesses will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.