Date: 07 January 2021
We are carrying out mains replacement work that can be carried out in a safe way, in line with the Government’s latest advice. The safety and wellbeing of our staff and our customers is of the utmost importance to us and we have been able to implement the necessary extra precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read more information about our response to COVID-19.
Starting in January 2021 we are investing in an important water mains renewal programme in Redhill, which will take place over the next couple of years.
The current water mains (some dating back to the 1890s) are no longer sufficient size and are beginning to reach the maximum operating capacity, due to the amount of new developments in the Redhill area.
The programme will involve laying approximately 1.5km of new main across Redhill, in a phased approach including: outside Quadrant House, Marketfield Way (beginning outside McDonalds and working south), Redhill High Street and Princess Way. Each work site will require us to put traffic management systems in place and some may require temporary road closures 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 each new phase of 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: 07 January 2021
Start date: 4 January 2021
End date: TBC
|Area of work/section||Start date||End date||Overview|
|Quadrant House||4 January 2021||Mid to late January 2021||We are laying a new section of main across the road outside the train station entrance, to connect to a new development.|
|Marketfield Way||11 January 2021||End of April 2021||We will be laying a new section of main along Marketfield Way, starting outside McDonald's and working southwards. Once the section outside McDonald's has been completed a road closure of Marketfield Way will be required with diversion routes in place.|
|High Street Redhill||15 February 2021||Mid to late March 2021||New mains will be laid in the High Street - further details TBC|
|Princess Way||May 2021||May 2021||This scheme will require a lane closure - further details TBC|
Working hours: When possible, our delivery partner Clancy Docwra will be working 7:30am 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. We plan on using a mix of two-way traffic lights to manage the traffic and full road closures, where required.
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 meter 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.