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Major gas works: Grand Drive, road works and diversions

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 20 July, 2018

SGN, the company carrying out major gas works on Grand Drive have shared with us some information, which we’ve included below:

Latest update on Grand Drive Gas Works from SGN.

“The project started as planned on 23 July and will last approximately 20 weeks. However, following feedback from stakeholders and the local community, SGN have worked with London Borough of Merton to agree a new phased plan of work to minimise disruption. They will now be working in three overlapping phases as follows. 

To ensure everyone’s safety Grand Drive will be made one-way southbound for the duration of our works. A signed diversion will be in place for northbound traffic. Access will be maintained for residents by following the diversion routes. 

Phase one – Grand Drive, between Church Walk and Bushey Road

They will start the project with two teams both working in Grand Drive from its junction with Church Walk towards Bushey Road. As this phase progresses, one of the teams will move to begin work on phase two.

Phase two – Grand Drive, between Blenheim Road and Church Walk

During this phase, one of the teams will begin working in Grand Drive at its junction with Blenheim Road and work towards the junction with Church Walk.

Grand Drive will remain one-way southbound to ensure everyone’s safety. However, as work progresses during this phase, they are hoping to be able to re-open some small sections of Grand Drive for northbound traffic to allow residents on Grand Drive to exit their homes and travel north. Grand Drive will remain closed for northbound through traffic and motorists should still follow signed diversion.

Phase three – Grand Drive, between Heath Drive and Westway

Both teams will be working in conjunction on Grand Drive, starting at its junction with Heath Drive and heading south towards its junction with Westway.

Grand Drive will remain one-way southbound to ensure everyone’s safety. Some small sections of Grand Drive may now be open for northbound traffic to allow residents on Grand Drive to exit their homes and travel north. However, Grand Drive will remain closed for northbound through traffic and motorists should still follow signed diversion.

You can find more information about the work on the dedicated project page at: https://www.sgn.co.uk/Roadworks/Southern-projects/Morden-Approach-Road-and-Grand-Drive/

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  1. Miriam Phillips says:

    Motorists are still driving northbound from the Beverly roundabout to Cannon Hill Lane and quite frequently to Westway. Furthermore cyclists are routinely riding northbound on the pavement at high speed. Very dangerous for those of us trying to exit our properties. An appeal to the Met Police about this fell on deaf ears. They said it is a matter for the Council. So can the Council be prevailed upon to make some effort to enforce these temporary traffic regulations please and also ensure that it is clear that the regulations also apply to cyclists. It could also be made clear that cycling on the footpaths is illegal in any event and that however inconvenient the present situation is cycling north along Grand Drive is not permitted on the road until the works are complete and cycling on the footpaths is never permitted. Another irritation is a sign at the junction of Churston Drive and Hillcross Ave which says ‘access for residents only’. If this is strictly applied it means that residents of Grand Drive (of which I am one) have even further to drive to get home. I take the view that, in this instance, the term ‘resident’ includes people living in overall affected area but I think the Council could make this clearer.
    Miriam Phillips, 145 Grand Drive

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