We completed the installation of the pipe through Turf Hill in October 2022. We have demobilised our equipment and reinstated the paths and car park.
This year, we will connect the pipe at each end of Turf Hill to the sections of pipe being installed in Red Road and Guildford Road – this is known as the tie-in works.
We used tried and tested techniques to work around tree roots through the park, including hand digging and use of air spades.
In addition, the project’s Environmental Clerk of Works and arboriculturist visited working areas to provide specialist advice when any works to trees, such as branch removal, were required.
The proposed pipe alignment was designed to avoid the root protection areas of trees in private properties.
We completed the installation of the pipe through Turf Hill in October 2022. In 2023 we will connect the pipe at each end of Turf Hill to the sections of pipe being installed in Red Road and Guildford Road – this is known as the tie-in works.
We started works on Red Road at the end of June 2022. Our works are currently progressing eastward towards Turf Hill. Once we reach the Red Road/ Turf Hill intersection, we will complete the tie-in works with the section of pipe installed in Turf Hill in 2022.
After we complete the tie-in at the Turf Hill entrance, we will return to the section of pipe first installed west of the Briars Avenue junction to undergo tie-in installation into Colony Bog and Bagshot Heath.
Once we have completed installation, estimated to be in late February, we will fully reinstate Red Road on a like for like basis.
Generally, we will be reinstating our working areas on a like-for-like basis. The timing of our reinstatement may vary depending on weather and seasonal constraints but will be as soon as practicably feasible.
Reinstatement will take place in spring and autumn months. The plans and nature of reinstatement are based on agreements with Surrey Heath Borough Council.
We also have a voluntary Environmental Investment Programme (EIP) across the 97km project.
At Turf Hill, these activities include: