Wickham Road, Bridle Road, Monks Orchard Road – temporary closures

We have received the following from SGN (and see our subsequent post re buses)

Good morning,

I’m writing to you to make you aware of our upcoming project to upgrade our gas network in Wickham Road, Croydon. This project involves us replacing our existing gas mains and services in the area with new plastic pipe.

Our essential work will ensure your community receives a continued and reliable gas supply for many years to come. We’re working closely with UK Government and public health bodies to make sure we carry out our project in line with all current coronavirus safety guidance.

We’re looking to start work in Wickham Road on 27 July 2020. The project will be carried out by our contractor Essex Utilities on our behalf.

In close consultation with Croydon Council and TFL, we have agreed to complete the following work:

On 27 July 2020 for approximately 6 weeks, we will be working on Wickham Road from outside number 598 to the junction with Bridle Road. We’ll need to implement a lane closure westbound on Wickham Road between our works, with two-way temporary traffic lights in place on Wickham Road to enable two-way traffic to use the road during our works.

Pedestrians will be asked to use specific passing points along the road to ensure social distancing can be maintained.

For safety, we will need to implement road closures on Bridle Road and Monks Orchard Road at their respective junctions with Wickham Road. Signed diversions will be in place for those wanting to access Monks Orchard Road via: High Street, Station Road and South Eden Park Road. Signed diversions will be in place for those wanting to access Bridle Road via: Hartland Way, South Way and Shirley Way, or via Oak Avenue and Ash Road. Marshalls on site will ensure residents’ vehicle access will be maintained throughout. Please note, bus stops between our works will be suspended.

We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our communities from the virus. Our colleagues will be keeping to social distancing guidelines on our sites and we’d ask communities to keep their distance too. 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.

Thank you in advance for your support.