We received the following from SGN regarding the upcoming gas works for Augustus Road. The key points are:
- the westbound lane of Augustus Road will be closed between Albert Drive and Wimbledon Park Road. A signed diversion route via Albert Drive, Victoria Drive and Wimbledon Park Road for motorists
- unspecified parking bays on Augustus Road will also be suspended
- Works will last approximately six weeks after commencement
Please also note that though the memo below states a start of 5 November for the Augustus Road works, a further update has advised of a 7 November start to allow for the reopening of Wimbledon Park Road once those works have been completed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification of major gas works: Wimbledon Park Road and Augustus Road Southfields
We’re writing to make you aware of a forthcoming upgrade to our gas network on Augustus Road, Southfields. Given the condition of nearby pipes, we need to replace further sections of our old gas mains and services with new plastic pipe, to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local area. Our contractor Forefront Utilities will undertake this work on our behalf
Our engineers have been working to upgrade the gas network in Wimbledon Park Road since August. We expect to complete this work by Friday 2 November, enabling us to begin replacing old pipes in Augustus Road.
In consultation with Wandsworth Council, our project will start on Monday 5 November and will last approximately six weeks.
We’ll be working in Augustus Road between its junctions with Albert Drive and Wimbledon Park Road. To ensure everyone’s safety around our work area, we’ll need to close the westbound lane of Augustus Road between these junctions. A signed diversion route via Albert Drive, Victoria Drive and Wimbledon Park Road for motorists.
We’ll also need to suspend some parking bays on Augustus Road to enable our engineers to dig safely.
We’re continuing to liaise with Wandsworth Council about further upgrades to our gas network along Augustus Road in 2019. The planning process is ongoing, and we’ll provide updates when details are confirmed.
We understand that roadworks can be frustrating. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, Southfields residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.
If you have any further questions, please let me know.
Stakeholder and Community Manager
M:+ 44 (0)7583 669 685
SGN, St. Lawrence House, Station Approach, Horley, RH6 9HJ