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Young Street, Leatherhead bridge maintenance works

Update 25 April - Scheme postponed

Originally we planned to undertake this work in mid-April 2018, however following feedback from local residents the works were postponed to avoid the school exam period. We have a provisional date of 30 July 2018 for when the works are due to start. This date may change.

We closed the road for one night on 23 April to make temporary repairs to keep the bridge safe. You can keep up to date with this scheme by subscribing to our newsletter below.

Scheme overview

Young Street will be closed for five weeks whilst we are waterproofing Mole Bridge, resurfacing the road and carrying out other general maintenance works. Unfortunately due to the width of the road we are not able to use temporary traffic lights and keep one lane open. Following the road closure more work will be carried out for a further three weeks, but the road will stay open.

The bridge has been in an extremely poor condition for a long time and this has led to the waterproof layer deteriorating. Our work involves using specialist materials that are sensitive to temperature and need to be applied during dry weather so it's not possible to carry out this type of work in the winter.

The information below should assist in answering your questions about the scheme.

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Frequently asked questions

What does the scheme involve?

This project will include the replacement of waterproofing, carriageway resurfacing, replacement bridge joints, new footways and kerbing, bridge bearing maintenance and parapet refurbishment which improve the overall durability of the structure.

Will the structure look different after the work is completed?

No, the structure will look refurbished.

When will the works start?

We have a provisional date of 30 July 2018. This date may change. The road is an emergency access point for the Ride London cycle event and it has therefore been scheduled to take place after the cycle event. You can subscribe to our newsletter above for the latest updates on this scheme.

How long will the works take?

The scheme will require specialist and skilled contractors to carry out the works. We anticipate the duration for the full road closure will be approximately five weeks long. The parapet refurbishment element will be carried out with the road fully opened. This part of the scheme will be at the end of the closure and will last for approximately three weeks.

Will there be access during the works for pedestrians/cyclists?

There will be no access for vehicles/pedestrians of cyclists. Please follow the diversions attached to the website.

What will the diversion be for vehicles?

There will be a signed diversion route in place for all types of vehicles and this is shown in the PDF below

Why don't you undertake the work at night and open the road during the day?

There's limited space on the bridge. The work involves stripping the road surface off the bridge and exposing the deck of the bridge, ready for the waterproofing treatment. It is not safe for vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians to use the bridge at any time, and using the bridge may damage it.

Will there be advanced warning notices and letter be sent out in advance of the scheme?

Yes we always provide as much information as possible. Our Customer Stakeholder Engagement Plan outlines how we inform residents, businesses and road users.

Files available to download