Coronavirus: how the outbreak is affecting our roadworks and maintenance
Surrey County Council is resuming its essential roadworks programme to help keep routes open and safe for key workers during the coronavirus restrictions.
More information and updates can be found on our Roadworks coronavirus page.
- Covid-19 restrictions
- High Street pavement improvements
- Market Place improvements
- Taxi rank relocation
- Epsom 'Plan E'
- Contact the team
High Street pavement improvements on High Street, Epsom are scheduled to commence Monday 27 April.
The Government and Department for Transport have asked the Highway Sector Council to make every effort to deliver essential highways projects on all local authority highway networks, whilst abiding by the COVID-19 safe working practices. We are therefore carrying out these works in line with central government and COVID-19 safe working practises and in accordance with the CLC Site Operating Procedures, endorsed by Public Health England.
Our sub-contractor will have appropriate procedures in place to ensure their staff can comply with government advice. We would ask that you please respect these workers as they deliver these highways services.
This scheme will remain in constant review in line with UK Government advice. This could mean that work details including the start date may change.
Epsom Market Place work site closed
Improvement works at Epsom Market Place were suspended on Friday March 27 until further notice. During the period the works site is closed, please contact us to report any issues with the site itself or if you have safety concerns relating to the works site.
High Street - pavement improvement scheme
In order to continue our support for local businesses and the local and wider community, our public realm improvement works will now progress on from the Market Place to the northern section of the footway in the High Street from Waterloo Road to The Marquis of Granby. For a location map, please see this letter delivered to local residents and businesses (PDF)
These improvement works include: New paving, seating, bus shelters and cycle stands as well as preparations for electrical taxi charging points. Currently works are scheduled to take place from 27 April 2020 until approximately November 2020.
The current paving is now reaching the end of its life and consequently, Surrey County Council in partnership with Epsom & Ewell Borough Council will be replacing the main section of footway that is used by the public to create a better and safer environment for pedestrians. This will match works already completed in South Street, the High Street and the Market Place and will make the area a much more attractive destination for customers and visitors with an environment that is more functional, safe and aesthetically appealing.
Work will be completed in sections and will start on outside Carpetright and TK Maxx. This is to ensure social distancing can be maintained both for members of the public as well as the team working on site. We will continue to monitor government guidance in order to determine the safest areas of the pavement to work on. We would appreciate your patience at this time.
Access for residents and businesses
The footway will remain open throughout the improvements and we will seek to ensure as little disruption during our activities as possible. When necessary, an alternative safe walkway will be provided around the work area. Most of the works to replace paving immediately outside shop frontages will be undertaken at night, this will ensure that access to businesses and residential premises is always maintained.
Taxi rank and bus stand
In order to facilitate our works and to ensure a safe work site, the bus stand and taxi rank will be suspended and relocated. Signs will be in place to direct you to the temporary locations. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Epsom Market Place
Work in the Epsom Market Place is almost complete. Works have been put on hold until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The Market and local businesses are open as usual during these works.
As part of on going support for local businesses and the community, a major revamp of the Epsom Market Place will make it a much more attractive and vibrant place. See Epsom Market Place - artist impression (PDF).
This represents a major investment in the town centre by the borough council, utilising funds collected from developers that can only be spent on infrastructure schemes like this, with additional funding from SCC and the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. The work itself is being managed on a day to day basis by the county council and undertaken by their contractor.
Improvement works to the Market Place include the following:
- New paving
- New seating
- New power network and lighting
- New 'wayfinding' signs
- Installation of a new drinking fountain
- Relocation of the Evocation of Speed statue
- Creating a location for the proposed Emily Davison statue
- Renovation of the Richmond Cattle Trough and the time capsule stone
- New trees and dedicated tree pits
Taxi rank relocation
During the current High Street pavement improvements, the taxi rank outside TK Maxx has been suspended. A temporary taxi rank will be provided during these works.
As part of the highway improvement works and to provide more public space, the taxi rank by Epsom Clock Tower has been relocated to the western end of the High Street, outside TK Maxx.
This will ensure that the black taxi trade continues to have a presence in the High Street to serve the local community.
Epsom 'Plan E' Highway improvements
The County Council has been awarded £2.7m from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to change the road layout in Epsom to help reduce congestion and improve the town centre's appearance. The scheme contributes towards securing Epsom's town centre future as set out in the Borough Council's adopted Area Action Plan, Plan E.
The scheme aims to reduce congestion and promote economic growth by making it easier for shoppers to get to the town centre provide an attractive business environment and support the creation of jobs.
We will be issuing regular updates on this webpage as the scheme progresses. Enter your email address below to keep up to date with the Epsom Town Centre works.
- Email us at: email@example.com (Please include 'Plan E' in your email subject)
- Contact us via our contact centre.
Files available to download
- Epsom Market Place works plan (792.0 KB)
Map showing details of Epsom Market Place improvements 2019
- Epsom Market Place - artist impression (815.8 KB)
Drawing of Epsom Market Place after works have been completed
- Epsom market place works - Phases 1A and 1B (106.8 KB)
Map showing works area for Phase 1A and 1B
- Epsom market place works - Phases 2A, 2B and 3 (105.6 KB)
Map showing works area for Phase 2A, 2B and 3
- Epsom market place transformation drawing and plan (527.7 KB)
Drawing of proposed changes to Epsom Market Place
- Epsom town centre Market Place improvement letter (484.3 KB)
Market Place improvements letter for Epsom town centre