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Church Road, Ashford sewer connection works for Brooklands College

Update at 11am on 15 August 2019

Cappagh have completed the trial holes. The team have excavated a five metre deep shaft, reaching the sewer and are starting the tunnelling works. The de-watering of the shaft will continue for the duration of the works.

Following feedback from residents at the last drop-in session, a temporary 20 miles per hour speed limit will take effect on Clarendon Road from Friday 16 August. Signs will be placed on the road to advise drivers of the reduced speed limit.

Public drop-in session - 11 September

The next drop-in session is scheduled for Wednesday 11 September 2019 from 6pm at Inland Homes development site on Church Road.

What's happening?

From 24 July, Cappagh are working in Church Road to connect a sewer for the Brooklands College development site. The work is expected to take approximately ten weeks. In order to carry out the works, the section of Church Road between the entrance and exit of the multi storey car park will be fully closed to traffic. All other parts of Church Road will remain accessible.

Pedestrian access will be maintained past the works site and along the entire length of Church Road at all times. Residents will be able to get to and from their homes, and access to and from the multi-storey car park will be maintained at all times advertised.

The shops and businesses along Church Road are open for business as usual. Spelthorne Borough Council are offering free parking for all in the Ashford multi-storey car park until the works are complete and the road closure is removed. Advisory signage will be placed in the car park as soon as the expected completion date is known.

Diversion routes

Diversions will be signed for normal traffic via Stanwell Road, and for HGV's via the A308 and A30. Signs will also be put out to try to dissuade traffic from using the local road network to bypass the closure, and the traffic levels in these local roads will be regularly monitored.

Because of the depth of the excavation and the water table level being high in the area, the contractor will have to continuously pump water out of the hole while they're working, otherwise it will keep filling with water. There are also a lot of utility services under the road which the team will have to hand excavate around so nothing is damaged. Access will be maintained for residents and the emergency services up to the point of the hard closure outside the car park.

To complete the work as quickly as possible we've asked Cappagh to work extended hours which will be:

  • Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm
  • Saturday 8am to 5pm
  • Sunday 9am to 4pm

Noise from the works site

The extended working hours have been approved by Spelthorne Borough Council's Environmental Heath Team. However, there are restrictions on when noisy works can be carried out:

  • 8am to 6pm - Monday to Friday
  • 9am to 1pm - Saturday

No noisy works are allowed outside of these times.

Buses

All buses that would usually stop on Church Road will be on diversion using Fordbridge Road and Stanwell Road for travel in both directions. This diversion has also been confirmed by Transport for London who run the majority of the bus routes in the area.

Information about the diversion will be posted at the bus stops and on the local bus operators websites. Alternatively, please check our webpage for details on changes to bus timetables.

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