Gas Network Upgrade in Wickham Road, Croydon

SGN has an upcoming project to upgrade the gas network in Wickham Road, Croydon. This project involves replacing the existing gas mains and services in the area with new plastic pipe.

The essential work will ensure the community receives a continued and reliable gas supply for many years to come. SGN are working closely with UK Government and public health bodies to make sure they carry out the project in line with all current coronavirus safety guidance.

SGN are looking to start work in Wickham Road on 27 July 2020. The project will be carried out by the contractor Essex Utilities.

In close consultation with Croydon Council and TFL, SGN have agreed to complete the following work:

On 27 July 2020 for approximately 6 weeks, they will be working on Wickham Road from outside number 598 to the junction with Bridle Road.

There will be a lane closure westbound on Wickham Road between the works, with two-way temporary traffic lights in place on Wickham Road to enable two-way traffic to use the road during the works.

Pedestrians will be asked to use specific passing points along the road to ensure social distancing can be maintained.

For safety, there will be road closures on Bridle Road and Monks Orchard Road at their respective junctions with Wickham Road.

Signed diversions will be in place for those wanting to access Monks Orchard Road via: High Street, Station Road and South Eden Park Road.

Signed diversions will be in place for those wanting to access Bridle Road via: Hartland Way, South Way and Shirley Way, or via Oak Avenue and Ash Road.

Marshalls on site will ensure residents’ vehicle access will be maintained throughout.

Please note, bus stops between the works will be suspended.

There will be extra safety precautions in place to protect colleagues and the community from the virus. Colleagues will be keeping to social distancing guidelines on the sites and they ask members of the community to keep their distance too.

For more information about the coronavirus response view the SGN website:

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