POSTPONED – Molesey Road – 2 Week Southbound Lane Closure



Molesey Road Closure for Two Weeks


So it looks like someone at Surrey County Council has considered the significant impact these works would have once the schools start back next week and postponed these gas works until further notice.

Which seems like common sense to us.

Reading between the lines we suspect these works are now unlikely to take place before the start of the School Summer Holidays.


Back at the beginning of April we published details of gas works due to start during the Easter School holidays.

These works were postponed because of the ongoing incident with the local sewage works.

It looks like the planned gas works have now been re-scheduled to start on Monday the 28th May and whilst this is the start of the Half Term week works are expected to last for 2 weeks which will mean a fairly significant diversion to get from the Barley Mow roundabout to Waitrose, Burhill Primary School, etc…

Diversions in place as detailed below from May 28th


Surrey County Council Statement:

“SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSE TO MAKE the above mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in that length of Molesey Road (C152), Hersham that extends from its junction with Hersham By-Pass (A244) to its junction with the access to “Hersham Place Technology Park”.

This Traffic Order is required to enable Forefront Utilities to carry out gas mains diversionary works.

These works are anticipated to be carried out within two weeks of the twelve month period of operation of this Temporary Order that commences on 28th May 2018. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closure will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access for pedestrians, cyclists, equestrians, emergency services, residents and businesses will be maintained at all times.

The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be Molesey Road, Queens Road and Hersham By-Pass.”

It appears that the first section of Molesey Road on the Cinnamon/Full Moon side of the roundabout is to be closed to traffic on the Lidl side only for 2 weeks – initially it looks like from Easter Monday 2nd April onwards and we suspect this is for gas installations for Lidl site, flats etc.

Our interpretation is it will impact southbound traffic going across The Barley Mow roundabout in the direction towards Waitrose for the stretch of road from the roundabout to the AIR building entrance/exit.

There will be no right turn at the roundabout approaching from the bypass, no access straight ahead coming from Molesey Road past the library and no access turning left coming up from Esher Road.

The closed road section is marked in red below.


We’ve highlighted the singe lane road closure section by the red block, and what we understand the diversion route to be.

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