Dunley Wood to Effingham

White Down Lane and Critten Lane - Dunley Wood to Effingham scheme

We are nearing completion of this vital mains replacement to secure a safe reliable drinking water supply for homes and businesses in the area. Please see project updates below, for details of this final phase.

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


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Project updates

Why is this work necessary?

What does it involve?

Traffic management and road closures

Keeping you informed


Project updates

Final phase -  view the plan here.

 

24 June 2019

Following our works earlier in the year, we are returning to complete the water mains replacement scheme in Beech Avenue.

Where we will be working

The road will be closed to through traffic with a signed diversion in place and access to affected properties will be maintained while we continue laying the main.

Proposed timetable

Location Start date on site Last date on site Comments
Mainlaying - entrance to St Teresa's to the entrane drive to East Court Saturday 30 March Sunday 21 April This work was completed during the Easter holidays
Mainlaying - East Court to junction with High Barn Road Sunday 7 July

Wednesday 4 Sept.

Progress along this section of the works will be slow due to the number of property driveways in Beech Avenue
Moving services from the old to the new water main between East Court and High Barn Road This will begin after the main is laid and tested. Confrimation of the start date will be on this website project page Wednesday 4 Sept. Each service connection will be moved under traffic control and each excavation backfilled before moving on to other properties
Specific small works in High Barn Road at the junction with Beech Close outside the reservoir and at sites along Beech Avenue At the end of the mains works or when opportunity arises At the end of the mains work or when opportunity arises Small site works along the scheme length which are of short term duration. These works are final connections of the new water main and abandonment of the old main

 

To give ourselves the best chance to complete all works by the end of the summer holidays, we will be working extended hours seven days a week.  Once the water main is installed and tested, the service transfers to each property in Beech Avenue will be carried out under temporary traffic control, without the need for a road closure. Any remaining works, such as the small site works along the route will be carried out at the appropriate opportunity and time. 

 


25 April 2019

We have now completed phase 1 of the mains replacement and finished the works on schedule . All works have now ceased and will continue in the school summer holidays when phase 2 will commence.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all residents for your co-operation and patience while we carry out these essential works.

 


16 April 2019

We are still on target to get phase 1 completed in the Easter holidays, currently we are in the vicinity of East Court. We would like to remind all motorists to follow the diversion route and for the safety of all road users, please could all cyclists dismount before going through our works.

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


1 April 2019

We have now closed Beech Avenue and works are underway to complete phase one of this project throughout the Easter holidays. We would like to remind all motorists to follow the diversion route and for the safety of our teams, please could all cyclists dismount before going through our works.

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

For further information or to discuss your individual needs, please contact our Customer Services team on 01737 772000.

Our working hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday:  7.00am - 7.00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8.00am - 4.00pm

To ensure that we’re working safely at all times there will be no access to Guildford Road from Ranmore Common. A diversion route is in place. View the diversion map here.

 


25 March 2019

The remaining section of works is primarily along Beech Avenue, from the entrance of St Teresa’s School up to the junction with High Barn Road. We're aiming to complete this work during the school holidays to try and minimise the impact on the local community. We are confident that we can deliver this final phase during the 2019 Easter and Summer school holidays and every effort will be made to achieve this.

We’re due to start work on 30 March and anticipate being on site for three weeks. To help reduce the period of disruption we are working extended hours and for seven days per week.

Monday to Friday:  7.00am - 7.00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8.00am - 4.00pm

To ensure that we’re working safely at all times there will be no access to Guildford Road from Ranmore Common. A diversion route is in place. View the diversion map here.

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

For further information or to discuss your individual needs, please contact our Customer Services team on 01737 772000.


13 March 2019

The remaining section of works is primarily along Beech Avenue, from the entrance of St Teresa’s School up to the junction with High Barn Road. We're aiming to complete this work during the school holidays to try and minimise the impact on the local community. We are confident that we can deliver this final phase during the 2019 Easter and Summer school holidays and every effort will be made to achieve this.

Keeping you involved

We want to ensure that all residents to have an opportunity to view the remaining works and discuss any individual concerns and issues, we are therefore holding a Drop-in meeting to which you are invited.

Date:   Wednesday 6 March

Time:    From 3.00pm and 7.30pm

Venue:  Effingham Golf Club, Guildford Rd, Effingham, Leatherhead KT24 5PZ

Please come along, at a time to meet the team and ask questions about the project or raise any concerns you may have.

If you would like to find out more, or are unable to attend but have a question, please call Steve Anthony, customer Service Manager on 07926 535414.


Phases before March 2019

For information on earlier phases of work please click here.


Why is this work necessary?

The existing 6” mains which supply customers along White Down Lane and Critten Lane date back to the 1930’s. We have assessed, through analysis of recent failures, that they are coming to the end of their operational life and urgent replacement is required.

By installing a new 180mm polyethylene water main we will ensure that we continue to provide our customers with a high quality and reliable source of water for many years to come.

 


What does it involve?

The project will involve laying approximately 2.5 kilometres of 180mm main and connecting all properties to the new main along White Down Lane and Critten Lane.

 


Traffic management and road closures

The project will be split into three phases, which will run one after the other:

  • Phase one: White Down Lane

  • Phase two: Critten Lane (junction of Ranmore Common Rd to St Teresa’s School)

  • Phase three (2018): Beech Avenue (St Teresa’s School to A246)

Our delivery partner Clancy Docwra will be working 7:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday to complete these works in a timely manner.

Phase one: White Down Lane  

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Phase two: Critten Lane to St Teresa’s School

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Phase three: Beech Avenue

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Keeping you informed

This page will be updated regularly to provide information on our progress.

Customer can also keep up to date on twitter @SESWater or Facebook @SESWaterOfficial.

For further information or to discuss your individual needs, please contact our Customer Services team on 01737 772000, option 1 or you can email the team EffinghamMainsRenewal@seswater.co.uk referencing M0006956.


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