Surrey County Council (SCC) Highways has issued an advanced notice of the (B3206) Shawfield Road Closures between 8 am and 5 pm from Friday 29th July until Friday 5th August 2022 (excluding weekends). This follows the road patching completed in 2021, allowing for a new road surface redressing to be applied. A signed diversion will direct all traffic via Ash Hill Rd/B3411 & Ash Street A323. SSC advise that the main work should take a maximum of 1 to 2 days and allow 4 days for the works to cover programme changes. They return to sweep away loose chippings three times – usually 24 hours, 48 hours and then again seven days after the initial works.
What is surface dressing?
Surface redressing involves spreading a thin layer of glue-like material called bitumen on the road and then spreading chippings over the entire surface from kerb to kerb. Traffic on the road will embed the chippings into the bitumen to form the new surface.
Information to residents and Businesses
Shawfield Road, Ash will be closed while SCC carries out these works. They will make sure you can get to and from your house or business but there will be times when delays are unavoidable. Residents are advised to talk to a member of staff on-site if you need help. For a few days after work and during prolonged spells of hot weather, the surface may still be sticky and could easily be carried into your home on shoes – make sure you take your shoes off to avoid marking your floor.
SCC has advised:
- This type of work is weather-dependent and bad weather means the work will be rescheduled.
- Due to the fast-moving nature of this type of work, dates can vary. If SCC is unable to work on the date advertised, please make sure the road is left clear of vehicles the following working day.
- Please keep the road free from parked vehicles. Park elsewhere on the day we’re working otherwise it may be towed to a nearby road. You can park on the road once the surface dressing is completed and you don’t have to park elsewhere when we sweep the loose chippings.
- Road markings will not be replaced until after the final sweep has taken place. It can take a few weeks for the lines to be replaced
SCC apologise if their works cause disruption to your bus service. Please check with your bus operator for any alterations to the service during the closure. Stage Coach offers a journey planner on their website to see how it impacts you, see https://www.stagecoachbus.com/plan-a-journey.
Have you seen a road sign 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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