Update on A25 from Southern Gas Networks
5th February 2024
Update - Gas Network Upgrade, Sundridge, A25 Main Road
Updated: Monday 5 February
Our contractors are continuing to make good progress in our project to upgrade the gas network in the A25 Main Road area of Sundridge. We've been helped by an additional engineering team becoming available on site over the last two weeks, and will benefit from this additional resource until Friday 9 February.
We're very pleased to say that we have now laid approximately 700 metres of new plastic pipe from outside Combe Lodge to the Sundridge Premier Shop/Post Office. To keep everyone safe around our work we will continue to use two way traffic lights, which will move along the road with us. We will also continue to manually control the traffic lights between 7am and 7pm to help minimise disruption as much as possible.
We'd like to thank residents and road users for their ongoing patience and understanding while we complete these essential network upgrades to keep everyone safe and warm.
We’re writing to give you an update on the progress of our work on this project.
Phase 1: New Road to White Hart Pub. We’re pleased to advise you that Phase 1 has now been completed with approximately 310m of new plastic pipe laid, and services to properties renewed and transferred to the new gas main.
Phase 2: New Road to White Horse Pub. Our engineers have made good progress on Phase 2, with 200m of new plastic pipe laid from the junction of New Road to approximately the entrance to the Sundridge recreation ground. We do still need to complete a small amount of connection work near the junction with New Road. This will be done on Monday 29 Jan, with the traffic lights then being moved 200m along the road on Wednesday 31 Jan.
Phase 3: Weald House to Sevenoaks Garden Centre. When our engineers finish the second section of work along A25 Main Road, we’ll then move along the road to complete upgrades from Weald House to Sevenoaks Garden Centre. This phase is expected to last between five and seven weeks.
To ensure everyone’s safety throughout the work phases, temporary traffic lights will remain around our site. The traffic lights will continue to move along with us as work progresses. We recognise this is a sensitive traffic location, and to help manage traffic flow, we’ll now be manually controlling the traffic lights from 7am to 7pm
To help minimise disruption an additional team of engineers originally planned to work on the side roads, have been helping to get the work completed more quickly on Main Road.
We will keep individual residents informed of changes to planned work dates on the side roads.
We understand roadworks can be frustrating. However, the new plastic pipe has a lifespan of 80 years. This means that once our work is done, Sundridge and Brasted residents and businesses will be able to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable supply of gas for many years to come.