Brooklands Business Park Accessibility Project – Update

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Construction on the shared pedestrian/cycle path along Heath Road Weybridge due to start from the 15th February 2020
Update: 28 May 2020

The Heath Road Cycleway was under construction, when given the situation with COVID-19, it was necessary to suspend works on site on 13 March. Colas (the contractor) set a restart date of the 28 April and estimated that the remaining works to complete the cycleway would take approximately 4 weeks.

Beyond the Heath Road Cycleway, Highways colleagues are continuing to programme other remaining elements of the wider Brooklands Accessibility Project. A lot of the design work has now been completed. In particular they are looking to get the phase of cycleway between Weybridge Heath South Car Park and the Brooklands Community Park on site this summer. Further confirmation of timescales from Highways to follow for Councillors for the next stages.

Doug Perkins
Economic Development Officer
Elmbridge Borough Council

Tel: 01372 474 176
Email: dperkins@elmbridge.gov.uk

Elmbridge Borough Council
Surrey County Council

Construction on the shared pedestrian/cycle path along Heath Road Weybridge is due to start from the 15th February 2020 (Update: there may be a slight delay on start date due to gas utility works)

Following the works to improve pedestrian refuges outside Weybridge Station at the end of last year the next phase of the Brooklands Accessibility project is due to get underway with construction on the shared pedestrian/cycle path along Heath Road due to start from the 15th February 2020.

These are the first components of the wider £2.89m project supported by the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership, Elmbridge Borough Council and Surrey County Council aimed at improving travel choice and sustainable transport accessibility in the area, to be taken forward up until March 2021.

Other project components include:

  • Provision of a walking/cycling route between the Brooklands Business Park and Weybridge Station and improving signage to assist those travelling on foot or by bike in the area.
  • Providing better public bus facilities in the Weybridge – Brooklands area.
  • Seeking to make improvements to and safeguarding access through private roads in Brooklands.
  • And potentially improvements at Weybridge Station including increasing cycle storage (full scope of improvements to be confirmed and is contingent on agreement with/additional funding from South Western Railway).
 cycleway improvement works on Heath Road, Weybridge, which involves constructing a shared pedestrian/cycle path between Weybridge station and Brooklands Lane

About The Project: Cycleway improvement works on Heath Road, Weybridge

Which involves constructing a shared pedestrian/cycle path between Weybridge station and Brooklands Lane

The Works Area is along the West side of Heath Road (B374) from Weybridge Station, running past the entrance to Brooklands College, down the hill, all the way to Brooklands Lane (opposite the Waverley Inn).

Duration: For 5 months

Planned start date: Saturday 15 February 2020

Update – Slight delay to start now advised:
Surrey Highways have written to inform that SGN are dealing with a gas leak on the B374 Brooklands Road, Weybridge, outside Weybridge Railway Station. The current traffic management confines the works to the footway, however the leak is suspected to be in the carriageway. The so far have succeeded in lowering the gas levels sufficiently that the carriageway works do not need to go ahead immediately, so I have agreed with SGN that the works will commence on the carriageway on Monday 17th of February. This coincides with the half term so will mitigate the disruption to some degree, but will mean that the cycle path works on Heath Road will not be allowed to start next week.

Information for Residents and Businesses:
The works are needed to provide a wide path separated from traffic that both pedestrians and cyclists can use to improve sustainable travel options in the area and accessibility to and from Weybridge Station.

Traffic management: Works will be conducted on the western side of Heath Road and will largely take place off the carriageway in order to minimise traffic disruption.

 

Pedestrians & Parking: The existing path on the west side of the road will be closed, so everyone will have to walk on the other side of the road (east side),  while this closure is in place.

There will be no parking opposite Highpoint and the Korean Church, initially because it will be the contractor’s site, and afterwards because it will be part of the pathway.

Warning:
Traffic delays are possible and cars may be towed away if affecting the works.

Site Compound
This will be located in the gravel layby opposite Highpoint. The layby will be closed for the duration of our works and no parking will be possible in this area. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Contractor
The works will be undertaken by the council’s contractor, Colas Ltd.

Access Queries
We will make sure you can get to and from your house or business when it is safe to do so. Please talk to a member of our staff on site about your access queries – talking to our staff can easily solve most issues.”

Delays In Work
Our work is sometimes delayed by bad weather. We will keep you updated on any changes via the advance warning signs and on one.network

Updates
If you would like to sign up for updates on these works, you can do so using the roadworks map at one.network and searching for your road.

Please look out for advance warning signs on site for any date changes or check one.network and @ElmbridgeLC on Twitter and Facebook

Parking
It is essential to keep the road free from parked vehicles. Please park somewhere else otherwise your vehicle may be towed away to a nearby road.

Noise
There will be some noise but we will try to keep this to a minimum.

Buses
If you use the bus, check with your bus operator to find out if there are any alterations to the service during these roadworks. You’ll find all Surrey’s operators and their websites listed here: www.surreycc.gov.uk/busoperators

Contact Surrey County Council Highways

If you have any questions about the works please do not hesitate to contact Surrey County Council Highways, by phone or email.

Phone: 0300 200 1003 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)

Email: works.communication@surreycc.gov.uk.

Address: Contact Centre, County Hall, Penrhyn Road,
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN

Website: www.surreycc.gov.uk/highways

Customer feedback
Your feedback on how these works are carried out will help us to continue to improve.
Please quote WCT- BrooklandsAccessibility on any feedback you give. You can do this by completing our online form at ww.surreycc.gov.uk/roadwork

More Information
For more information about the works, wider project and background please visit: www.surreycc.gov.uk/brooklandsproject

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