Dunley Wood to Effingham

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

SES Water is to invest £280,000 in an important water mains renewal in the above roads to secure safe and reliable drinking water supplies for homes and businesses in the area.

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

16 April 2018

Beech Avenue

The section of Beech Avenue we have been working on over the Easter holidays has now been reopened. We will be returning at the end of the summer term on Monday 9 July.


29 March 2018

We are currently working in Beech Avenue with a road closure for the duration of the Easter holidays from Monday 26 March. We are working on the stretch of Beech Avenue between the junctions of High Barn Road and Beech Close.


9 March 2018

We can confirm that, following recent in depth mapping of Beech Avenue to understand the exact locations of other existing utility services in the ground, we are unable to complete this project without the use of a road closure. That said, we are confident we can carry out most of the individual property transfers using traffic lights.

As you are aware we are currently working in High Barn Road with a full road closure and we are pleased to say that we are nearing completion of the mainlaying phase for this section.

In a previous update we explained that we will be returning to Beech Avenue with a road closure for the duration of the Easter holidays from Monday 26 March. We can confirm that this is still the case and we will be focusing on the stretch of Beech Avenue between the junctions of High Barn Road and Beech Close. We will then leave site and re-open the road before the beginning of the summer term on Sunday 15 April.

Whilst we are working on this stretch of Beech Avenue we will unfortunately need to keep High Barn Road closed. This is because we cannot safely maintain the turning circle in to and out of High Barn Road from Beech Avenue.

Our crews will return to site for the summer holiday period on Monday 9 July and continue where they left off in Easter. Once our works progress out onto Guildford Road a second team will be deployed to focus on the stretch of Beech Avenue from the junction of High Barn Road to the entrance of St Teresa’s School. We will work until Friday 31 August, with the exception of the period we are required by Surrey County Council to stand-down for the Ride London event from Sunday 22 July for a week.

Under this revised phasing, we unfortunately do not expect the whole project to be completed by the end of the summer holidays. Therefore, it is likely that we will need to take advantage of the 2019 Easter and summer holiday periods to complete the project in full. We will be providing a further update in early 2019 to set out our plans for the remainder of the project.

We would thank you for your continued patience and cooperation whilst we carry out these essential works


23 February 2018

As of Monday 19 February our works progressed into High Barn Road. Due to the width of the road and the presence of other utilities we have been forced to close the road whilst we carry out approximately 215m of mainlaying from junction of Beech Avenue. Access will be maintained for residents and emergency services. We ask that all other road users follow the signed diversion route.

Please see our website update on the 9 February for more information on this closure.

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


9 February 2018

To date we have completed mains replacement on White Down Lane and we are due to finish on Critten Lane by Saturday 17 February 2018. This leaves Beech Avenue and High Barn Road still to complete.

In recent weeks we have had contact from many road users, particularly parents of children who attend St Teresa’s School, regarding our initial plan to close Beech Avenue for the duration of the mains laying. As a result, and as part of our commitment to deliver a programme that causes as little disruption as possible, we have amended our plans to balance our vital work with the impact on the wider environment, including local residents and road users.

Once we have finished work on Critten Lane, we will then focus our attention on High Barn Road. This will involve a short-term closure of High Barn Road from Monday 19 February to Friday 6 April. Access will be maintained for residents and emergency services by using the Ranmore Common Road entrance to High Barn Road.

On completion of the mains laying on High Barn Road we will then return to Beech Avenue for the duration of the Easter holidays from Monday 26 March. This will require us to close the road north of St Teresa's school whilst we complete this section of mains replacement. We will then leave site and re-open the road before the beginning of the summer term on Sunday 15 April.

Our crews will return to site and continue work on Beech Avenue during the summer holidays, with the exception of the period we are unfortunately required by Surrey County Council to stand-down for the Ride London event from Sunday 22 July for a week

During both the Easter and summer holidays, we will focus our resources on this project, implementing extended working as the daylight hours increase.

Under this revised phasing, we do not expect the mains laying to be completed by early September, and would therefore plan to keep the road closure in place for a few weeks into the autumn term to continue to benefit from the longer daylight hours. We will have a clearer view on the extent of this requirement by the end of July.

Over the coming weeks, we will be conducting further mapping of Beech Avenue to understand the exact locations of other existing utility services in the ground. This will confirm whether or not there is an opportunity to work during term-time without needing a road closure through the deployment of traffic lights along our work area to keep a single carriageway open. We believe the opportunity here to be negligible based on minimum safe-width requirements for passing traffic in what is already a narrow lane. If proven otherwise, then this may present options to operate a 9am to 4pm closure during term-time. When we have the results back from the survey we will update our website with our plans.


19 January 2018

Phase two: Critten Lane to St Teresa’s School
Works are progressing well along Critten Lane with over 800m of main laid for this phase. Our works are now located approximately 400m south of the entrance to St Teresa’s School.

Following some in depth consultation with local residents and the realisation that our works have caused an influx of traffic to adjoining roads, we have taken the decision to close High Barn Road to through traffic. We have also installed a temporary 20mph speed restriction along this road in order improve safety and protect verges. Access is being maintained for residents and emergency services. We ask that all other road users follow the signed diversion route.

Phase three: Beech Avenue
Our current programme indicates that we will be commencing work on phase three of this project during week commencing 12 February 2018. Once past the entrance to St Teresa’s School we will fully open Critten Lane to traffic travelling up from the south. We will then close Beech Avenue and adjust the diversion so that all traffic wishing to access Critten Lane from the north must do so using the signed diversion route. Please click here to view the extent of this next closure along with the approved diversion route from Surrey County Council

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


12 Januray 2018

Phase two: Critten Lane to St Teresa’s School
Following the Christmas break works have now recommenced with a road closure on Critten Lane. Our works our currently located at the halfway point between Ranmore Common Road and the entrance to St Teresa’s School.

Following some in depth consultation with local residents and the realisation that our works have caused an influx of traffic to adjoining roads, we have taken the decision to close High Barn Road to through traffic. We have also installed a temporary 20mph speed restriction along this road in order improve safety and protect verges. Access is being maintained for residents and emergency services. We ask that all other road users follow the signed diversion route.

Phase three: Beech Avenue
Our current programme indicates that we will be commencing work on phase three of this project in mid-February. More information on this phase of our works will be posted on this page in due course.

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


22 December 2017

Phase two: Critten Lane to St Teresa’s School
Works will cease on Phase Two of the scheme today and all traffic management will be removed for the Christmas period.

We will be returning to site on 2 January 2018 to continue with mainlaying phase on Critten Lane.

We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.


15 December 2017

Phase two: Critten Lane to St Teresa’s School
Works are continuing well on Critten Lane with over 400m of main laid. Today we reached the junction with Ranmore Common Road and as of next week we will be continuing north towards the junction with St Teresa’s School.

Critten Lane is still closed, however we will be ceasing work and lifting the road closure for the Christmas Period. All traffic management will be removed on Friday 22 December and will be reinstalled on Tuesday 2 January.

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


8 December 2017

Phase two: Critten Lane to St Teresa’s School
Works are continuing well on Critten Lane with a further 145m of main laid last week – that brings the total to approximately 360m of main laid. We are currently heading south from the entrance to St Teresa’s School towards the junction with Ranmore Common Road.

We will be ceasing work and lifting the road closure for the Christmas Period. All traffic management will be removed on Friday 22 December and will be reinstalled on Tuesday 2 January.

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


4 December 2017

Phase two: Critten Lane to St Teresa’s School
Works are progressing well on Critten Lane with approximately 220m of main laid. We are currently heading south from the entrance to St Teresa’s School towards the junction with Ranmore Common Road.

The Critten Lane road closure will remain in place until this phase of the works is complete, however access will be maintained for residents and emergency services. We ask that all other road users follow the signed diversion route.

We will be ceasing work and lifting the road closure for the Christmas Period. All traffic management will be removed on Friday 22 December and will be reinstalled on Tuesday 02 January.

Please see the previous updates below for more information on phase three of the project.

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


22 November 2017

Phase two: Critten Lane to St Teresa’s School
Works are progressing well on Critten Lane with approximately 96m of main being laid last week.

The Critten Lane road closure will remain in place until this phase of the works is complete, however access will be maintained for residents and emergency services. We ask that all other road users follow the signed diversion route.

Please see the previous updates below for more information on phase three of the project.

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


16 November 2017

Phase one: White Down Lane 
All works on White Down Lane are now complete and the road has been reopened to all traffic.

Phase two: Critten Lane to St Teresa’s School
Works have now commenced on phase two of the scheme which spans from the junction of Ranmore Common Road to the entrance of St Teresa’s School. In order to carry out these works safely we have had to close Critten Lane to all traffic, however access will be maintained for residents and emergency services. We ask that all other road users follow the signed diversion route.

Phase three: Beech Avenue (St Teresa’s School to Guildford Road)
Our current programme indicates that we will be commencing work on phase three of the project in February\March 2018. These works will span from the entrance of St Teresa’s School to the junction with Guildford Road. In order to carry out these works safely we will need to close Beech Avenue to all traffic, however access will be maintained for residents and emergency services. We ask all other road users follow the signed diversion route. More information on this phase of the works will be added to this page in due course.

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


13 October 2017

Phase one: White Down Lane
We are still working on phase one of the project which is along White Down Lane. In order to carry out these works safely we have had to close White Down Lane to all traffic. Please can we ask that all road users follow the signed diversion route. Our current programme indicates that we will be reopening White Down Lane during week commencing 6 November 2017.

Phase two: Critten Lane to St Teresa’s School
As from week commencing 6 November 2017 we will be commencing work on Phase two of the scheme which will span from the junction with Ranmore Common Road to the entrance of St Teresa’s School. In order to carry out these works safely we will need to close Critten Lane to all traffic, however access will be maintained for residents and emergency services. We ask all other road users follow the signed diversion route. More information on this phase of the works will be added to this page in due course.

Phase three: Beech Avenue (St Teresa’s School to Guildford Road)

Our current programme indicates that we will be commencing work on Phase three of the project in February\March 2018. These works will span from the entrance of St Teresa’s School to the junction with Guildford Road. In order to carry out these works safely we will need to close Beech Avenue to all traffic, however access will be maintained for residents and emergency services. We ask all other road users follow the signed diversion route. More information on this phase of the works will be added to this page in due course.

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


15 September 2017

Phase one: White Down Lane
We are currently working on phase one of the project which is along White Down Lane. In order to carry out these works safely we have had to close White Down Lane to all traffic. Please can we ask that all road users follow the signed diversion route.

Following our recent change from trenchless technologies to a more traditional open cut trenching methodology works are now progressing well with approximately 415m of main laid. We envisage that works will progress into Critten Lane in approximately three weeks’ time.

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

 


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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