Esher – Major Gas Works for 16 Weeks!

You may have heard that SGN are undertaking a major upgrade to the gas network (replacement of old metal gas mains with new plastic pipes) in the Station Road area of Esher.

This is expected to last for 16 weeks and a signed diversions will be in place.

If you have any specific enquiries about this project please contact SGN on 01372 744 926 during office hours (8am to 4pm) or on 0800 912 1700 outside these times.

The work will be carried out in 2 phases:



Phase one – lasting approximately one week

The works will begin on Station Road on Saturday the 21st of October starting at the junction of Portsmouth Road and working its way to outside Esher Station.

The road will be fully closed.

A signed diversion route will be in place for motorists via Portsmouth Road, Hampton Court Way, Embercourt Road, Ember Lane and Station Road.

Access to Esher Train Station will be via Ember Lane only.

Phase two – lasting approximately 15 weeks

The second phase will be on Ember Lane from its junction with Station Road to outside number 58.  Temporary traffic lights will be in place around the working area.

Q and A from the SGN website

Why are you doing this work now?

We need to replace these old gas mains and while there is no ideal time to carry out the work, the timescales have been agreed with Surrey County Council and other interested parties.

How will it affect my local area and travel?

Sometimes we need to use temporary traffic lights or close a road to keep the public and our engineers safe while the work is taking place.  We’ll always provide advance notification if this is the case.

How else might I be affected?

Some on-street parking in your road may be restricted to ensure certain stages of our work can be completed safely. We’ll let you know when this is necessary, as your co-operation in keeping sections of the road clear helps keep our work on schedule.

When will you be working?

Our hours of work are agreed with the local authority.  We will be working Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm, Saturday between 8am and 5pm, and Sunday between 9am and 1pm.  We are mindful of those people who live in the area and will try to minimise noisy activities where possible.

Whenever possible we will work extended hours and at weekends.

How can I find out more about the work and how it might affect me?

We’ll do our best to keep customers informed.  After all, the work we are planning is for your safety. We have our established channels, including our website and social media, as well as press releases for local media, update flyers and leaflets.

We would welcome any ideas about other ways we can communicate with you to help raise awareness of what we are doing, such as details of community Facebook pages and independent websites, to which we can supply updates as the work progresses.

Please email any suggestions to

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