McNicholas will be carrying out a network diversion on behalf of UK Power Networks along Pyrford Road, Surrey, GU22 8UE from 18th March until 26th May 2017.
The works will involve removing 8 spans of overhead line and replacing it with high voltage underground cables. The undergrounding works will be carried out via trench excavation within the carriageway from the junction of Hollybank Road running South to the junction with Lock Lane.
An overview of the works which will be taking place can be seen here.
The red dotted line on the plan depicts the new underground cable. Although on the plan it shows the new cable tight against the western side of the carriageway, survey results have identified that beneath Pyrford Road it is extremely congested with underground services (Water, Gas, Telecoms, Sewage), therefore it has forced McNicholas to install their cable more centrally within the carriageway. This in turn dictates that in order for them to meet the safety requirements of the ‘New Roads and Streetworks Act’ they will need to close sections of Pyrford Road while they carry out the works. There will be clear diversion routes in place for each phase of the works.
The entire duration of the road closure will be 18/03/17 – 26/05/17, although they will be carried out in 3 individual sections:
Phase 1: 18/03/17 – 12/04/17. Pyrford Road will be closed from the junction with Hollybank Road to the junction with Boltons Lane (please see the blue line on TM Plan 1-McNicholas-Pyford for diversion route).
Phase 2: 13/04/17 – 10/05/17. Pyrford Road will be closed from the junction with Boltons Lane to the junction with Floyds Lane (please see the blue line on TM Plan 2-McNicholas-Pyford for diversion route).
Phase 3: 11/05/17 – 26/05/17. Pyrford Road will be closed from the junction with Floyds Lane to the junction with Lock Lane (please see the blue line on TM Plan 3-McNicholas-Pyford for diversion route).
There will be advanced warning signs in place to notify the public of the proposed works and McNicholas will also be carrying out letter drops to all the residents who may be affected by the upcoming works. Throughout the entire duration of the works, McNicholas will maintain access for residents, businesses and emergency services – within working hours these will be marshalled through by the site operatives and outside working hours McNicholas will close the site in to ensure there is enough space within the carriageway for residents and business users to have access through the site.
McNicholas will ensure that there is signage clearly stating that all businesses will be open as usual and they have already engaged with the local businesses/schools who may be affected by the works.