Burgh Heath to Nork

SES Water will be working in collaboration with J. Murphy and Sons (Murphy) to lay a new 2.8-kilometre water main.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience these essential works may cause and thank you in advance for your co-operation and patience.

Read more about the project.


Useful documents

Here you will find a plan showing how the project will be phased (updated 11 August 2017)

Here you will find a plan showing what traffic management will be in place  (updated 14 November 2017)

Q&A document - this will be updated as and when we get more questions (updated 3 July 2017)


Project updates

14 November 2017

Following consultations with Surrey County Council, as of Monday 13 November works started on the southbound carriageway of the A217 between Chipstead Road and Garratts Lane to lay the new water main.

The outside lane of the southbound carriageway between Chipstead Road and Garratts Lane will be closed whilst this work takes place. We estimate the lane closure to be in place for approximately six weeks.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience these essential works may cause and thank you in advance for your co-operation and patience.

10 November 2017

A Southern Gas Networks high-pressure gas main in Tattenham Way means that we have to close the road to lay our new water main across the junction with the A217.

The closure, which will allow our team to work safely, will be in place from Monday 13 November (after rush hour) to Friday 22 December 2017 with the signed diversion being via Reigate Road. The Ruffetts way service road entrance at Tattenham way is now open, however it will be left turn only onto Tattenham way at the exit. Tattenham Way to The Drive service road section will remain closed, However access to properties will be maintained. We suggest you allow extra time for your journey.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience these essential works may cause and thank you in advance for your co-operation and patience.


3 November 2017

A Southern Gas Networks high-pressure gas main in Tattenham Way means that we have to close the road to lay our new water main across the junction with the A217.

The closure, which will allow our team to work safely, will be in place from Monday 13 November (after rush hour) to Friday 22 December 2017 with the signed diversion being via Reigate Road. The service road parallel to the A217 will remain open throughout the closure however our vehicles may be working in this area. We suggest you allow extra time for your journey.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience these essential works may cause and thank you in advance for your co-operation and patience.


3 October 2017

After discussions with Surrey Highways, a 20mph speed limit will be in place throughout the whole works area for the remainder of the project.

Burgh Wood junction is now open.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience these essential works may cause and thank you in advance for your co-operation and patience.


18 September 2017

As we enter the next phase of the project, we will be closing Burgh Wood junction early this week to allow us to continue with our work. A lane closure on the A217 will also be in place from this point.

The closure is taking place in order to lay the pipe through the junction, ahead of Surrey County Council's work to install the pedestrian crossing near the Burgh Wood junction in the next few weeks. Details of the council's work can be found on their website.

Burgh Wood junction will be closed for seven days, depending on ground conditions. The lane closure will remain in place to allow us to continue laying the new pipe.


8 September 2017

Work is progressing well and we continue to work closely with Surrey Highways to reduce the impact of our work to road users and nearby residents.

The Reigate Road junction has returned to normal traffic; however, we are still working on a trunk main connection at a considerable depth south to the junction. Therefore, the phase one lane closure will remain in place a bit longer while we complete it. This also ensures the junction remains clear of traffic queues.

The works programme has been slightly amended to accommodate collaborative works for the pedestrian crossing at Burgh Wood, that has been brought back by Surrey County Council - any future updates on the pedestrian crossing can be found on the Surrey County Council website. In order to lay the main through Burgh Wood we will have to close the junction for seven days.


11 August 2017

  • Phase three schedule amended from July - October to August - October
  • U-turn from northbound carriageway near Canons Lane banned until October

3 August 2017

We have been advised by Surrey County Council that the planned A217 Horseshoe pedestrian crossing works will no longer be going ahead on the planned dates and they are currently working with their contractors to set a new date.

Surrey County Council sincerely apologises for any confusion or frustration this has caused. If you have any questions about these works please visit their website.


7 July 2017

Following some feedback received locally and site meetings with Surrey County Council’s Highways Team and the Police, we are writing to advise you that we have stopped the traffic from turning right into Reigate Road from the A217.  This is in addition to the no left hand turn put in place from 3 July.


SES Water will be working in collaboration with J. Murphy and Sons (Murphy) to lay a new 2.8-kilometre water main.

The new pipeline will be laid along the A217 northbound carriageway, between A240 Reigate Road (next to the petrol station) and A2022 Fir Tree Road.

Once the new pipeline is in use it will provide greater flexibility and resilience for distributing water to customers. It will also and help secure water supplies, particularly during periods of low rainfall and drought.

A detailed assessment of the route has been undertaken and environmental management measures have been agreed with the relevant stakeholders. We plan to set up the works layout and start main laying at the end of June for a duration of approximately 34 weeks.

Whilst we carry out our work we will share work space with Surrey County Council and their contractor Kier, who will be carrying out some drainage works and installing a new pedestrian crossing.

We are conscious this essential work will cause some inconvenience to local residents, businesses and commuters near the route. We apologise for this and will work closely with Murphy and Surrey Highways to minimise the disruption as much as possible.

You can keep up to date on Twitter @SESWater and Facebook @SESWaterOfficial

This project is registered with the Considerate Constructor’s Scheme.


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