road closures

CHURCH Street East in Woking will be closed this weekend, as part of building works in the town centre.

The street closes to through traffic from 7pm tonight, Friday 25 October to 6am, Monday 28 October 2019.

During the works, Farrans Construction will be resurfacing the highway with grey granite block paving already used in other parts of the town centre.

“Vehicular access to Christchurch Way, Church Path and part of Chobham Road will be restricted during the works. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times,” said a council spokesman.

“We would like to thank local businesses, road users and residents for their patience during these works.”

ENGINEERS have started installing a new water main along Littlewick Road in Knaphill, which should end the risk of bursts tearing up the highway surface.

The road will be closed to through traffic for up to eight weeks while an ageing pipe is replaced.

A sign at the Lockfield Drive roundabout in Littlewick Road warns that the highway will be shut for up to eight weeks

Meanwhile, the busy A322 Guildford Road at West End was due to open yesterday (Wednesday) following repairs to a burst water main and damaged gas main in the road.

The cast iron main along Littlewick Road has fractured five times in 18 months, causing thousands of gallons of water to flood into homes and gardens on each occasion.

A planned replacement of the 60-year-old pipe started this week, ahead of schedule. Work on a new main work was originally due to be finished in October but should now end in September.

The latest burst was on Friday July 26, causing havoc just five days after the fourth fracture. That closed the road to through traffic and it has not been open since.

For the full story get the 8 August edition of the News & Mail

CLOSURES - the Tour Series will mean road closures across Woking

CLOSURES - the Tour Series will mean road closures across Woking

ROAD closures will hit Woking as the penultimate leg of the Halfords Tour Series returns to the borough.

The town centre will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, June 12 from 10am until midnight but residents and shoppers will still be able to access car parks within Peacocks and Wolsey Place shopping centres via Lockfield Drive.

The routes affected include:

  • A320 Guildford Road from the Sovereigns Pub to Lockfield Drive (including Victoria Road)
  • Goldsworth Road from A320 Victoria Way to Coign Church roundabout
  • Church Road West from Coign Church roundabout to A320 Victoria Way.

Diversion routes will be in place while the road closures are in operation and motorists using the Monument Way diversion are advised to follow the diversions already in place.

Woking Borough Council’s Tour Series Project Manager Geoff McManus insisted the early closure of the town centre was paramount to the smooth running of the event.

He said: “The roads need to be closed at 10am to allow for the Tour Series course to be built by a specialist technical team.

“Once complete, some of the key routes around the Town Centre will be transformed into a high-speed professional circuit; ready for the Community Races starting at 12.30pm and the action-packed professional races starting at 5.15pm.

“Last year 12,000 people lined the streets to watch the penultimate leg of the Tour Series unfold.

“Motorists are advised to plan ahead and check whether or not they will be affected by the road closures and also to leave a little extra time when travelling into and out of the Town Centre.

“Visitors to the town are urged to use trains or public transport, or in the spirit of the event, travel by bike.”

For more information about the Tour Series, visit  www.cyclewoking.org.uk/tourseries