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Gas Main Works in Riddlesdown - 2018

Updated 15/5/18

(New gas mains works to south area of Riddlesdown)


Update 9/5/18

Streets in the north of the RRA area

We have been advised by SGN of extensive gas main renewals works to these streets as listed below;

Warren Rd, Grasmere Rd, Downs Walk, Yew Tree Walk, Riddlesdown Rd, Purley Bury Ave, Purley Bury Close, Lexington Ct, Brancaster Lane, Purley Downs Rd and Riddlesdown Ave.

SGN commenced their gas mains replacement works in Warren Road and Purley Bury Ave on 3 April 2018 and the works in the various streets will run until Christmas 2018. There will be temporary traffic lights, one way working and some street closures.

This is a copy of their programme, complete with durations and traffic management to be used. All residents for each road will receive a letter similar to this one from SGN advising them of the works in their street.


A generic map showing the extent of gas main works in the above streets (SEN 30118) - northern area in pdf


We also show below some drawings supplied to the RRA by SGN at certain junctions where traffic lights will be in operation. All dates are subject to change. All enquiries about these works should be made to SGN.


Below: Warren Rd/Grasmere Rd junction(1089/96) in pdf































Below: Riddlesdown Rd/Brancaster Lane junction (1086/97) in pdf






























Below;: Yew Tree Walk Closure (1086/99) in pdf
































Below: Riddlesdown Rd/Purley Downs Rd mini roundabout junction (1086/94) in pdf


































Below: Riddlesdown Ave to Riddlesdown Rd junction (1086/93) in pdf



































Below: Riddlesdown Ave to Brancaster Lane junction 1086/98 in pdf


































Below: Brancaster Lane to Purley Bury Close junction (1086/95) in pdf




































New gas mains works to Buttermere Gdns, Derwent Drive, Grisedale Gardens and Grisedale Close;

Update 9/5/18


We have had further updates from Essex Utilities working on behalf of SGN about the postponed gas main renewal works to the above streets.


The latest update we have from Rob Heller at Essex Utilities is:

"Grisedale Gardens and Grisedale Close are now due to start 18 June 2018. We we expect these two roads to take 4 weeks to complete. This will then bring us into the 1st week of the summer holiday at which time we will close Buttermere Gardens.


I am estimating that we will complete Buttermere Gardens in 5 weeks and then remove the closure and install a 1 way system into Derwent Drive."


So in summary;

From 18/6/18 - for 4 weeks, gas main works to Grisedale Gardens & Close.


From 23/7/18 - for 6 weeks, and complete closure of Buttermere Gardens but access where possible, will be maintained for residents. This work will commence on this date regardless of whether Grisedale Gdns & Close is complete.


From 2/9/18 - for 12 weeks, with a one way system in operation to Derwent Drive.


SGN have advised these dates may change. They will write to all residents affected prior to starting in these streets. If you will be on holiday you will need to advise SGN or their contractor as they will NOT reconnect the gas supply to the property if no body can let them into the house/flat etc. If you intend leaving a vehicle on the highway whilst on holiday (and they will be working in your street), then you may need to make alternative arrangements.


This is a map in pdf of the gas mains in this streets and where excavations are likely to take place. All residents for each road will receive a letter similar to this one from SGN advising them of the works in their street.


Below: Phase 1 Buttermere Gardens closure at southern end (1004/68/P1) in pdf








































Below: Buttermere Gardens closure at northern end (Mitchley Ave junction - 1004/68/P2) in pdf









































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