Surrey County Council (SCC) Highways has issued an advanced notice of overnight road closures for the A31 (Hogs Back) from Friday 2 July 2021 until Friday 13 August. This is to carry out bridge repair works. During the overnight closures, a signed diversion will direct all traffic via the Runfold slip roads, to then re-join the A31 from the roundabout.
Weeknight road closure: Mondays to Thursdays, 8pm to 6am
Weekend road closure: from 8pm Friday night to 6am Monday morning
Why is the A31 bridge being repaired?
SCC Highways has advised that the current expansion joints have reached the end of their expected lifespan. The sub surface drainage is over 25 years old, and inspection works carried out earlier in the year indicated that repairs were necessary to ensure the new joints and resurfacing perform as expected.
Why are A31 overnight Closures needed?
The repair work will impact the width of the carriageway. By keeping the road closed at the weekend, SCC Highways can carry out multiple tasks with different specialist contractors without having to use some time to make temporary repairs. SCC Highways has advised that a full closure at this location adds very little time to a journey, and because it separates road users and workers completely, it is safer for all. Working at night provides more time for works to take place between rush hours, and the amount of traffic affected by the diversion is typically reduced. In this particular location, there are few residents to be inconvenienced by the noise, and no access to businesses or properties will be affected.
Have you seen a road sign been left behind?
If a road sign has been left behind following any road works please report it to Surrey via the web link www.RemoveThisSign.com
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