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 14 February 2018)

Here you will find a plan showing what traffic management will be in place  (updated 14 February 2018)

Q&A document - this will be updated as and when we get more questions (updated 14 February 2018)


Project updates

18 May 2018

We are aiming to complete sections of this project as detailied on the timetable below. 

Road name Status Date            
Tattenham Way Northbound  Both lanes now open 17 April 2018
Reigate Road Carriageway cleared 20 April 2018
Garratts Lane Southbound Both lanes cleared 23 April 2018
Chipstead Road Northbound Both lanes cleared 28 April 2018
Tattenham Way Service road cleared 20 May 2018
Garratts Lane Southbound Works in central reservation: off-peak TM as required for loading/unloading Until 27 May 2018
Chipstead Road Southbound Carriageway cleared 30 May 2018
Burgh Wood Carriageway cleared. No impact on the A217 02 June 2018
Fir Tree Road Carriageway cleared.  Works restricted to the left lane 10 June 2018

Here you willl find a plan showing the planned works


18 May 2018

We have updated the timetable of dates for completion of remaining sections of this project as above. Tattenham Way service road will be cleared by the beginning of next week.


17 April 2018

We have carried out repairs to the road surface and the traffic management will be removed from Reigate Road by the end of this week. Garratts Lane will also be cleared of all traffic management by the end of this week as well.


3 April 2018

We originally planned to finish our work by the end of February; however due to a number of third party unmarked utility pipes underground and the recent bad weather, we have had to slightly extend the project. We now plan to finish in May. 

A240 Reigate Road - we are completing the required testing of our pipe near the junction of the A217 Brighton Road with the Reigate Road - following this work we need to repair the road surface and replace the anti-skid. To do this safely, we will be closing the junction for two days on Wednesday 11 April and Thursday 12 April. We have timed this to be completed during the school holidays. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience that this will cause.

Tattenham Way - we have closed the slip road and the inside lane of the A217 Brighton Road to build a valve chamber and test the new section of main. We have co-ordinated our works with Surrey Highways who have taken this opportunity to replace the traffic lights.

Chipstead Road – in order to keep everyone safe we have closed the central reservation at Chipstead Road as our fencing restricts sight lines. We will re-open the area once it is safe to do so.

Garratts Lane – we will shortly need to test the new section of pipe laid we have laid here. Garratts Lane will remain open whilst we complete this work.

Burgh Wood –We have built a connection point here. We have been co-ordinating our works with Surrey Highways who have been installing a new pedestrian crossing nearby.

A2022 Fir Tree Road – this will be the last location we will be working in to lay the new pipework. To do this safely, we have closed the left hand turn off the A217 to Fir Tree Road and a diversion is in place. We will build two new valve chambers for two connections and then complete the final testing.

Our final task is to carry out repairs to the road impacted by our works; temporary traffic management will be in place while this is completed. We are working hard to complete the scheme and hope to be all finished by the end of May.

More information

You can also follow us on Twitter @SESWater and Facebook @SESWaterOfficial for general company updates.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Operations team on 01737 772000 Option 1 if you have any questions.

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


1 March 2018

Due to the current weather conditions and for the safety of our crew, we have reduced our working hours on site. We will return to our normal working hours once the weather has improved.   

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your patience.


26 February 2018

As a result of the delays caused by the many unchartered services that we have encountered on the A217 Brighton Road, Surrey Highways has agreed that we may continue to work until the end of the Easter school holidays in April.  We are sorry for the disruption that this may cause.

 

A2022 - Fir Tree Road - We will be closing the left hand turn from the A217 into Fir Tree Road from Monday 26 February.  This is a key location for us as we have to connect our pipe to two local pipes running from Nork Reservoir.  We need to build two large chambers to site the fittings and connect them up to the network.  A signed diversion route will be in place for the duration of this work.

Burgh Wood - Surrey Highways have more work to do on the pedestrian crossing and we have a section of pipe to lay in Burgh Wood over the next couple of weeks. We will finish the pipelaying and then the road will be repaired.

Tattenham Way - We will be repairing the surface of the A217 during the week of Monday 26 February and will re-open the closed lanes. To complete works here, we will have to close the slip road between Ruffetts Way and Tattenham Way but will warn those affected before we start.

Garratts Lane - We are waiting for some street lighting to be removed and will move from this location when this has been done.

Chipstead Road - We have had to alter the route of our main to accommodate other services. We will have to keep the central reservation access across the A217 closed until further notice.

A240 - Reigate Road - This is the start of our scheme. It is the main source of water and so will be a vital part of the testing process. We are working with Surrey Highways who are improving local drainage here.


20 February 2018

We have finished mains laying at the Garratts Lane junction and the right-hand turn from the A217 northbound now open.


9 February 2018

We have finished laying the main at Tattenham Way and we are in the process of reinstating the road. The junction will be re-opened and all diverted bus routes will return to normal by Saturday 10 February.

We are now laying pipe close to the right hand turn from the northbound side of the A217 into Garratts Lane. To be able to lay our main across the junction we will be closing this right hand turn during the half term break between Saturday 10 February Sunday 18 February. With permission from both Reigate and Banstead and Surrey County Council, we will be working on Sunday 11 February and Sunday 18 February between 7.30am and 4pm but will not start noisy works until 8am. Bus route 420 will be diverted from Saturday 10 February to Sunday 18 February.


2 February 2018

We are finishing the connection to our existing trunk main near the A240 Reigate Road junction. This is a very deep excavation so we have closed a section of the left lane as precautionary safety measure, however traffic through the junction should not be affected.

Works continue on the southbound carriage way of the A217 where we have closed one lane from Garratts Lane to Chipstead Road.

Garratts Lane junction will be closed during the February half-term break in order to lay the main - a diversion will be in place.

We are aiming to open the Tattenham Way junction before the half-term break to minimise disruption.

We continue to collaborate with Surrey County Council regarding Traffic Light upgrades and the construction of the pedestrian crossing at the Burgh Wood junction.


11 January 2018

We are working in the central reservation of the A217 opposite Chipstead Road. Unfortunately the fencing we have to use around the site is affecting the sight lines when crossing the A217. Following several near misses, we have closed the turning and a signed diversion is now in place.

Please note, there's a speed limit of 20 miles per hour near our working areas to keep everyone safe.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.


8 January 2018

Tattenham Way will now be closed from Monday 15 January until Friday 9 February.  We have been waiting for a special fitting but the delivery has been delayed. Rather than have the road closed with no work going on, we will delay the closure until we are ready to install the required section of pipe. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.


5 January 2018

Our team will re-start after the break on Monday 8 January.  As it is the first day back, we will be holding a “return to work” health and safety briefing for all our staff at a local church hall between 2pm and 4pm in the afternoon so the site will be quiet during this time.


20 December 2017

Once the new pipeline is in use it will provide greater flexibility and resilience for distributing water to customers. It will also help secure water supplies, particularly during periods of low rainfall and drought. In addition to laying the pipe itself, we also need to add cross connections to enable the water to be moved. We have started building these but our design has had to be changed where we have found assets belonging to other utilities which are not marked on the drawings provided.

We will remove all of our sites and the associated traffic management over the Christmas period. We will return to site the evening of Sunday 7 January 2018 to set up the traffic management and start work again on Monday 8 January.

Work still to be done:

Reigate Road junction -  At this location we need to build thrust restraints to help manage the pressure inside the pipe which will prevent it from bursting when it is in use. We will return to this area on Monday 22 January 2018 for approximately three weeks.

Tattenham Way - We knew that there was a high pressure gas main here and have been working with SGN to prevent any impact on it. Unfortunately, there is also another uncharted 400mm diameter steel service encased in concrete on the junction. We are having a section of custom pipe manufactured to accommodate the change. We will have to return at this location in the new year. Tattenham Way will be completely closed again between Tuesday 9 January and Friday 9 February 2018. We will have to test the pipe but will re-open the junction whilst that is happening.

Chipstead Road - We need to finish laying the pipe and building the connection here. We will return on Monday 8 January continuing northbound towards Garratts Lane until Friday 9 February 2018.

Garratts Lane - We will be closing Garratts Lane while we lay the new pipe across the junction over the half-term break from Saturday 10 February until Sunday 18 February 2018. A diversion route will be signed.

Burgh Wood - We have been working with Surrey County Council Highways to co-ordinate the connection here. We need to lay a 50 metre section of small pipe and will do this during the last week of February. Traffic management will be in place, but we do not need to close the junction.

Fir Tree - Our final connection point is at the junction with Fir Tree Road. We are discussing the timing of this section with Surrey County Council Highways and more information will be shared at later date.


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 until spring 2018.

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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