We have received notification of upcoming roadworks by Thames Water in Culverhay to replace sewer covers (yes, that's what it says!). The Traffic Order says the following:-
"Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in that length of Culverhay (D2548), Ashtead that extends from the eastern property boundary of No.31 Culverhay to the western property boundary of No.51 Culverhay.
These works are anticipated to be carried out between the hours of 09:30 and 12:30, within three hours of the six month period of operation of this Temporary Order that commences on 8 August 2018. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closure will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access for pedestrians, and dismounted cyclists and equestrians will be maintained at all times. Access for emergency vehicles, residences and businesses will be maintained at all times via the diversion route which will be Culverhay and Overdale."
The Traffic Order is for the usual 6 month period which sounds alarming but is typical of Surrey Highways. The work period will be much shorter than that and residents can see the progress by viewing the maintenance link below.
See Roadworks over the school holidays in Barnett Wood Lane.
Surrey Highways are now publishing a weekly bulletin of road maintenance in the area. This includes Ashtead but also surrounding villages and towns.
Highways have advised that it may be worth noting that they do try and put the most up to date information in the document at the time of issue, however things are subject to change for all sorts of reasons, including emergencies, breakdowns (plant and equipment etc) and last but not least, the weather!
It is not always possible to include every small piece of work that they do as this is often of a reactive nature and those works tend to be planned on a more day to day or even hourly basis for emergencies and Highway safety considerations which are beyond the scope of this bulletin.
For details on roadworks, present and future, plus works by the utility companies go to www.roadworks.org and type in the stem of the Post Code e.g. KT21.
Report that pothole or broken street light
Road defects, potholes, broken kerbs, street light problems etc should be reported to Surrey Highways either by telephoning the Helpline 0300 200 1003 or by logging on to the Surrey County Council web site www.surreycc.gov.uk.
You can now report problems like graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting direct from your iPhone. You simply go to the App Store (iphone or Android) and type in 'Fixmystreet' or "LoveCleanStreets" and it will list the App and you just click to accept this to be downloaded on your phone. They are free of charge and really as simple as that to obtain. Another app for reporting road defects such as potholes is "Fixthathole" also available from the App Store free of charge.