Friday 19 October – Wimbledon Park Road, Southfields- UPDATE

We received today the following update from SGN regarding the ongoing gas works.  The key points of note are:

  • from Wednesday 24 October for approximately two weeks, works to repair a gas leak near Sainsbury’s on Wimbledon Park Road will be carried out
  • during this time, Wimbledon park Road will be closed from Augustus Road; through traffic will be diverted via Victoria Drive
  • signage will be in place to direct motorists
  • this repair is unrelated to the ongoing works on Wimbledon Park Road and Replingham Road

For additional information, please see this page from SGN, which will be updated as works progress.

For further enquires, please email Paige Roberts, Stakeholder and Community Manager, at

Friday 19 October – Wimbledon Park Road, Southfields- UPDATE

We’re continuing to carry out urgent work in Replingham Road and gas network upgrades to nearby pipes in Wimbledon Park Road.

Our engineers completed repairs to our gas main in Replingham Road earlier this week and reinstatement is ongoing. Replingham Road remains closed at this time between Wimbledon Park Road and Elsenham Street to ensure everyone’s safety around our site. A signed diversion via Merton Road and Granville Road is in place for motorists. We expect to be able to clear our equipment from and safely reopen Replingham Road by Wednesday 24 October following the completion of our reinstatement work.

We completed the installation of new gas mains along Wimbledon Park Road last week and work to restore the road surface to its original condition is continuing. The process to replace our excavations with tarmac can take up to two weeks. While our engineers carry out upgrades in Wimbledon Park Road, temporary three-way traffic lights remain in place at its junction with Augustus Road. We’re continuing to monitor these traffic lights 24 hours a day to avoid any further disruption to motorists.

Following the discovery of a gas leak on a nearby gas main in Wimbledon Park Road, we’ll be shortly carrying out work to replace this section of our network from Wednesday 24 October. Our engineers will be working to resolve the leak, which is unconnected to our current work being carried out, further south on Wimbledon Park Road, adjacent to Sainsbury’s. We have agreed to carry out this work from Wednesday 24 October with the local council, as it will take approximately two weeks to complete as opposed to approximately four weeks had we have left site.

Due to the additional work, we’ll need to close Wimbledon Park Road from Wednesday 24 October at its junction with Augustus Road to past our new work area, for everyone’s continued safety. A signed diversion via Victoria Drive will be in place for motorists while we carry out our work. Buses will also be diverted via Victoria Drive throughout. Delivery vehicles can continue to access local shops, but will be unable to drive through our works. The temporary traffic lights currently in operation on Wimbledon Park Road at the junction of Augustus Road will be removed on Wednesday 24 October ahead of the road closure being put in place.

If you have any further queries please let me know

Kind regards

Paige Roberts

Stakeholder and Community Manager

T: +44 (0)1293 818 251

M:+ 44 (0)7583 669 685


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