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Road closure update

Most recent information on the major road works going on around Oxshott can be found on the Scotia Gas Networks website.

On their news page they have the following press release:
Road closure and diversion planned for Oxshott as part of essential gas mains replacement work
Press release issued 9 July 2014

Southern Gas Networks (SGN) will shortly be starting the second phase of its work in Oxshott to upgrade the local gas supply network.

The existing metal gas mains and services in the High Street and Leatherhead Road are coming to the end of their useful life and need to be replaced with modern plastic polyethylene pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local community.

This essential work forms part of an ongoing mains replacement programme developed with the Health and Safety Executive. The project has been planned in close collaboration with Surrey County Council.

The first phase of the project began in Oakshade Road, Oxshott, on 16 June. The second stage, which will start on Monday, 14 July, will run for approximately seven weeks and involve a road closure for through traffic along the High Street and Leatherhead Road, between the junctions of Steel’s Lane and Charlwood Drive.

Residents will have access to their properties but at times vehicle access may be restricted during our working day. The southern point of the road closure will move northwards along Leatherhead Road towards the High Street as our project progresses. For properties north of Wren’s Hill, residents will at first be able to enter and exit Oxshott village via Oakshade Road. This will change to the southbound route as our work progresses northwards along Leatherhead Road. We will notify affected properties by letter in advance of their access changing. This information will also be published on our website,

Access to the local shops for northbound traffic from Leatherhead will be maintained via Steel’s Lane. Oakshade Road will be open for access for local residents.

The diversion route for northbound traffic travelling towards Oxshott from Leatherhead will be via Oaklawn Road onto the A245 (Woodlands Road) into Cobham town centre, the A307 into Esher town centre and then onto the A244 towards Oxshott. The reverse route applies for southbound traffic.

To avoid impacting on the Ride London-Surrey 100 cycle event, our work will be suspended on Friday, 8 August and restart on Monday, 11 August.

The final stage will run for approximately five weeks in Birds Hill Rise from 1 September.

At this time the A244 High Street / Leatherhead Road will be fully open. Residents of the Crown Estate will be advised of the traffic management requirements.

SGN Construction Manager Andy Gilbert said: “I would like to apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by our work. All our work is being carried out in close collaboration with Surrey County Council and we will be doing everything we can to reduce disruption for local residents as far as possible.

“A detailed customer leaflet has been delivered to all local properties to explain what residents can expect from our work. This includes an FAQ section which we have pulled together as a result of our open event for the public which was attended by more than 150 people. The leaflet is also available on our website.”


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