by Mike Ward on 1 November, 2016
Stakeholder Update – 29 September 2016
Work to replace Flanchford Bridge continues as you may have seen, the old bridge has been removed, construction of new foundations is underway and there will be more visible progress during the next month. However, we are now unlikely to meet the original completion date and are not expecting to finish the bridge until the end of February 2017 at the earliest. This type of work can be difficult to progress during freezing weather conditions or when the river levels are bnormally high, and so any prolonged periods of poor weather can delay the work.
The main reason for revising our schedule was due to the installation of a temporary bridge, designed to carry a large water pipe, which took longer to build than expected. This water pipe provides water for 3000 properties in the rural areas surrounding Dorking, so was a vital measure, but included a series of complex stages, during which we encountered a number of delays. The site team are continuing to work hard to avoid delays and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Information signs will be amended to inform drivers about this change.
The Surrey CC and Local Committee websites, for Mole Valley and Reigate and Banstead, and www.roadworks.org will be updated during the works.