Please see below an email I have received from Transport for London (who are responsible for the three trunk roads in the borough - the A23, the A22 and the A232) about roadworks on the Wickham Road:
Transport for London (TfL) has appointed EnterpriseMouchel to carry out carriageway resurfacing and bus stop accessibility works on the A232 Wickham Road service road at the junction with Monks Orchard Road.
These works will bring benefits to road users by renewing the existing road surface to eliminate deep cracks, rutting and pot holes and by upgrading the bus stop to ensure that it is more accessible for bus passengers. Upon completion, these works will also reduce the need for future large scale maintenance of the carriageway.
The works have been split into two phases. Phase 1 of the works is scheduled to start on Monday 12 March and be completed by Friday 16 March. It involves raising existing kerbs and adjusting footway levels at the bus stop during the day and repairing damaged drainage channels beneath the carriageway and installing new drainage gullies at night.
Phase 2 is scheduled to start on Monday 19 March and be completed on Thursday 22 March. It involves repairing the carriageway where possible and fully reconstructing the carriageway surface that is beyond repair. Unfortunately, due to the severe failure of the carriageway, full reconstruction is necessary across much of the site. During this phase, work will be carried out 24 hours a day. In order to minimise disruption to residents, noisy works will not be carried out at night and vehicles will be fitted with less disruptive reversing alarms.
Throughout the duration of the works it will be necessary to close the side road with no vehicle access allowed and all of the parking bays will be suspended.
On Monday 19 March, the road will be planed off and it will be necessary to close the junction of Pond Cottage Lane and the A232 Wickham Road. This will mean that residents of Pond Cottage Lane will not have vehicular access to their properties on this day. It will also be necessary to completely close the entrance to the service road which will prevent vehicular access to the church. It is planned that this total closure will be for one day only and that a temporary surface will be in place providing access on the morning of Tuesday 20 March 2012. TfL apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause but plan to work 24 hours a day to ensure that resident access is restored as quickly as possible.
TfL kindly request that residents help us to complete these essential maintenance works by removing all vehicles from the service road by 07.00 on Monday 12 March.
We ask all road users to bear with us while these vital improvement works are carried out. We are firmly committed to minimising disruption to traffic and have worked closely with EnterpriseMouchel and the London Borough of Croydon in order to reduce the impact of these works on road users, local people and businesses as far as possible. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that these essential works may cause. Should you require further information or an update during the delivery of these works, please contact our Streets Customer Services department on 0845 305 1234 or via our website.