Date: 15 December 2021
Starting in May 2021 we are investing in an important water mains renewal programme in Purley.
The current water mains (some dating back to the 1900s) are no longer sufficient size and are beginning to reach the maximum operating capacity, due to the amount of new developments in the area.
The programme will involve laying approximately 325m of new main along The Bridle Road, followed by 800m along Russell Hill and renewing the services to each individual property. Each work site will require us to put traffic management systems in place and Bridle Road will require a temporary road closure to keep residents, motorists and our workforce safe. Information boards will be visible in the affected areas prior to the works being implemented.
This page will be regularly updated below as the programme is started.
Our Keeping your water flowing booklet explains the four stages needed to lay a water main and answers some key questions you may have.
Date: 15 December 2021
Start date: 24 May 2021
End date: 18 February 2022
The Bridle Road closure will start on Monday 24 May 2021 and will last until the end of November 2021. This will run concurrently with the works on Russell Hill, when temporary traffic lights will be in place from Monday 26 July 2021 through to 18 February 2022.
Working hours: When possible, our delivery partner Clancy Docwra will be working 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. However, these hours may vary depending on weather conditions, daylight and to staff availability. If off peak or weekend working is required, we will update this section of the web page.
Due to the location of the existing water main, and a number of other utilities already in the ground, for most of the schemes we will need to work in the public highway. To keep residents, motorists and our workforce safe we have to put traffic management systems in place.
To allow us to carry out this work we will need to close The Bridle Road and put a diversion route in place. The work in Russell Hill will not require a full road closure but temporary traffic lights will be in place. This will also include the use of multiway signals at junctions that may affect travelling times. We will maintain access for residents, deliveries and emergency vehicles.
Road closures are used when we are unable to provide the required legal distances around our works. When this is the case the road will be closed in 100 to 150 metre sections at a time and within these sections the road will be fully reinstated before we move on to the next phase.
All traffic management arrangements and diversion routes will be advertised on this page and information boards will be visible in the affected areas prior to any traffic management being implemented.
More details to follow as the scheme progresses.