1. Roadworks don’t work

    Your local Councillors are aware of, and suffering as you are with, the numerous roadworks currently being undertaken in Ashtead and have asked Surrey Highways to consider taking an overview of the current position before allowing any new works to begin, as we are already looking at sites that are due worked at, causing congestion for a scheduled 6 months and that’s before any overruns.

    Then Highways announced:


    Dear Sirs

    SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSE TO MAKE the above mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in that length of Farm Lane (C56), Ashtead that extends from its junction with Park Lane (D2628) to its junction with Paul’s Place (D2337). Vehicular traffic will be diverted via Farm Lane, Downs Lane, Headley Road, Wilmerhatch Lane, Loop Road, Woodcote Side, Dorking Road, Epsom Road and Farm Lane.

    This Temporary Traffic Order is required to enable Cascadia Water limited to carry out works to make a new sewer connection. These works are anticipated to be carried out within two weeks of the six month period of operation of the Temporary Order, which commences on 23rd October 2017. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closure which is anticipated will be required for 24 hours each day, will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access for pedestrians will be maintained at all times; cyclists and equestrians will be required to dismount and follow the pedestrian walkway. Access will be maintained at all times to residences and businesses on the affected length of Farm Lane (C56) only, including access for emergency services to these properties.


    Though Surrey Highways has now responded to the initial request from the Ashtead Independent Councillors:

    Thank you for your emails and for this additional information regarding the impact of works in the locality which I have forwarded to our Road Closures and Streetworks Teams for their attention and to respond.

    It would seem that progress may being made.

    Further updates will be posted here.