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Gas Main Works in Riddlesdown - 2018

Updated 18/9/18

(New gas mains works to north area of Riddlesdown)


New gas mains works to Buttermere Gdns, Derwent Drive, Grisedale Gardens and Grisedale Close;

Updated 18/9/18


Southern Gas Networks (SGN) tell us the gas works to Buttermere Gardens, Grisedale Gardens and Grisedale Close are now complete

The gas works to Derwent Drive commenced on Monday 3 September 2018 and are expected to take 12 weeks to complete. There is a one way system now in place or Derwent Drive which is up the hill towards Honister Heights. All on street parking in the working areas will be suspended. Traffic coming out of Grisedale Gdns to Derwent Dr will have to turn left. Likewise any traffic going down Eskdale Gdns to the junction with Derwent Dr, will have to turn right. The official diversion route back to Mitchley Ave will be via Honister Heights, top end of Eskdale Gdns and then Ingleboro Drive. We are awaiting final drawings from the Council/SGN showing this route.


Phase 4: Derwent Drive,

Commenced 3rd September 2018

Replacement of 842m of 75/140mm PE main, relay 63 service pipes, make 12 mains connections and abandonment of 4/6” CI main.

Estimated duration 12 Weeks.

The revised construction method allows the work to be carried out using “mains insertion” as opposed to conventional open trenching.

The work will be carried out with the introduction of a one way traffic management scheme. This will operate going up the hill from Buttermere Gdns to Honister Heights. The official diversion route back to Mitchley Ave is via Honister Heights, the top end of Eskdale Gdns and Ingleboro Drive.


SGN will write to all residents affected prior to starting in these streets. If you will be on holiday you will need to advise SGN or their contractor as they will NOT reconnect the gas supply to the property if no body can let them into the house/flat etc. If you intend leaving a vehicle on the highway whilst on holiday (and they will be working in your street), then you may need to make alternative arrangements.


This is a map in pdf of the gas mains in this streets and where excavations are likely to take place. All residents for each road will receive a letter similar to this one from SGN advising them of the works in their street.


There have been reports of local residents and parents going to and from Riddlesdown Collegiate plus commercial drivers ignoring the one way system.


Please note - this one way system has an official Traffic Management Order from Croydon Council and any driver who is caught by the Police driving the wrong way will be reported. The driver will also be liable if any accident and or death/serious injury occurs by driving the wrong way down the one way system. The Police are out patrolling.

Tweeted from Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown Police SNT

“We’ve had reports of people ignoring the temporary one way system on Derwent Drive. Please adhere to the traffic signs or risk being reported. We’re out and about.”



























Streets in the north of the RRA area

We have been advised by Southern Gas Networks (SGN) of extensive gas main renewals works to these streets as listed below;

Warren Rd, Grasmere Rd, Downs Walk, Yew Tree Walk, Riddlesdown Rd, Purley Bury Ave, Purley Bury Close, Lexington Ct, Brancaster Lane, Purley Downs Rd and Riddlesdown Ave.

Southern Gas Networks (SGN) are continuing with their gas mains replacement work in the north of the area and for the next phase they will be closing Yew Tree Walk at its junction with Brancaster Lane from Monday 3rd September to Tuesday 16th October, 2018. The signed diversion for displaced traffic will be via Brancaster Lane/ Purley Bury Avenue/ Purley Downs Road.

SGN commenced works on 3 April 2018 and they will continue various streets and run through until Christmas 2018. There will be temporary traffic lights, one way working and some street closures.

This is a copy of their programme, complete with durations and traffic management to be used. All residents for each road will receive a letter similar to this one from SGN advising them of the works in their street.


Update 7/9/18

Southern Gas Networks Update via Croydon Council - 7/9/18

"To facilitate the ongoing gas mains replacement work Grasmere Road is being made one way, for safety reasons, from Warren Road to Riddlesdown Road as soon as the traffic management can be implemented today (7/9/18). The diversion for displaced traffic will be via Riddlesdown Road and Warren Road. The works are expected to be completed by the end of September."


A generic map showing the extent of gas main works in the above streets (SEN 30118) - northern area in pdf


We also show below some drawings supplied to the RRA by SGN at certain junctions where traffic lights will be in operation. All dates are subject to change. All enquiries about these works should be made to SGN.


Below: Riddlesdown Rd/Brancaster Lane junction (1086/97) in pdf






























Below;: Yew Tree Walk Closure (1086/99) in pdf
































Below: Riddlesdown Rd/Purley Downs Rd mini roundabout junction (1086/94) in pdf


































Below: Riddlesdown Ave to Riddlesdown Rd junction (1086/93) in pdf



































Below: Riddlesdown Ave to Brancaster Lane junction 1086/98 in pdf
Croydon Council have stated that the work at this junction has to take place in school holidays. It is expected to commence on Saturday 20 October and last for 8 days





































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