Just to remind you to avoid Welcomes Road between Zig Zag Road and Kenley Lane for the next two weeks.
32 WR gas connection 22nd March, estimated 3 days
57 WR water connection 29th March, estimated 3 days
Site meeting with SES water contractors on 25th March.
These jobs usually seem to take longer than scheduled so please make allowances.
The contractors are expected to keep the road passable to light traffic and pedestrians with brief closures to reinstate the road.
Electrical cable installation work is being carried out by Prencor to support the installation of vehicle charging points at 57 Welcomes Road.
The work is expected to be completed during the last two weeks of January,
The work will extend up the even numbered side of Welcomes Road from 60 to 68 but will also require excavation across the road to connect to no 57.
WURA Committee members held a meeting early in December with Croydon Council to follow-up on the routing requirements for the HGV traffic associated with the new developments.
Following the meeting, the Principle Network Impact Assessment Engineer confirmed:
“As discussed at our meeting I believe I can support vehicles on Uplands Road entering and exiting via Abbots, and whilst I agree ‘SLOW’ markings and some double yellow lines are needed on the Abbots sharp turn these would have to be implemented as part of a new sites conditions if one comes up on Abbots as the current financial situation in the Council does not allow me to implement them on a general basis.”
“I can confirm that new sites along Welcomes are required to pay into a fund to cover a camera at the northern end of the road, again unfortunately with the current situation the installation fee and the small balance left over that would have been covered by the Council is not able to be authorised until we are no longer under Section 114 and there is a clear path back to a balanced budget.”
Please avoid using the Zig Zag Road/ Welcomes Road junction from between Wednesday 16th and Monday 21st December.
The very informal logistics plan is as follows:
1. Wednesday 16th December at about noon the contractor will start to gun off the surface of the road in the bellmouth of Welcomes Road and 5m into Zig Zag Road
2. Thursday and Friday 17th and 18th December the work will continue and concrete edging installed along the hedge line fronting Zig Zag Road and which belongs to 70 Welcomes Road. The new edging will support the compaction of the new tarmac.
3. Saturday and Sunday the junction will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic to allow the new surface to ‘go off’. No motorised traffic particularly HGVs must drive over the new surface for 48 hours.
4. Early Monday morning the contractor will remove signage closing the road so the refuse lorry can pass.
The contractor will be allowing traffic to use the junction from Wednesday to Friday but for safety reasons if you can avoid the junction by using Abbots Lane and Uplands Road that would be very much appreciated.
The road will be passable to pedestrians at all times including over the weekend. Apologies for the short notice but these jobs are very much dependent on when the road materials become available.
These are the contact details for the first point of contact for any issues you may have regarding the construction sites currently operating on the WURA roads under planning applications approved by Croydon Council.
Please only refer back to the WURA Secretary if you are not satisfied with the developer’s response to your enquiry. Please copy the Secretary in on any correspondence for record keeping purposes. Note also that if you are unhappy with the response and believe that the developer has broken the terms of their agreements, you should raise the issue with Croydon Council as described in “Problem With Construction Sites” .
32 Welcomes Road – Goldstone Homes
42 Welcomes Road
57 Welcomes Road – Regal Abode Ltd
Admin Manager: Abi Mukhurjee
Construction Logistics Plan: 57 Welcomes Road
35 Uplands Road – CPSL Construction Ltd
Admin Manager: Mr Darryl Castelino
Construction Logistics Plan: 35 Uplands Road
36 Welcomes Road is now complete and occupied.
with fox in hot pursuit…
Photos by SH with kind permission of RP
UK Power Networks now have a start date to carry out works involving upgrading an underground electricity connector. They will be using a sub contractor who is being properly briefed by UKPN on traffic management.
o/s 17 Welcomes Road Kenley
UKPN ref- 240104449 – LB 1L4517)
Start date – 18/11/2020
Permit end date – 26/11/2020
Permit Number — PW00000021428
Works will involve excavation (approx. size 8m x 1.1m x 0.9m) cable jointing and reinstatement. Whilst on site the road width past the works will be restricted to 2.5m, wide. When leaving site overnight, access past the works should be 3m wide.
UK Power Networks
Whilst the UKPN works are on-going please avoid using the lower part of Welcomes Road if you can.
At Zig Zag Road
Junction of Zig Zag Road and Welcomes Road: Starting Wednesday 18th November until first thing Monday morning 23rd Nov. To make good damage by construction site traffic using Zig Zag Road contrary to Council routing instructions by installing some new kerbing, breaking out surface of bellmouth and first section of Zig Zag Road and laying 20mm sub base and 10mm SMA running course. The road will be closed most of the time so please use Abbots Lane for this period. It will be passable for pedestrians. Although the work will be finished by Friday night Zig Zag Road will remain closed over the weekend to allow the SMA surface course to cure.
The contractor will open the road early on Monday morning so the refuse lorry can get past. Your patience is appreciated and please be nice to the people doing the work!