Planned roadworks

Grand Drive - Road Closure

We have recently been forwarded a copy of the following email, received at 15:40 on Monday 4 May 2020 from SGN. This concerns

a planned road closure along the northern end of Grand Drive, between Bushey Road and Raynes Park Station.

It is planned to start on Monday 11 May and run for two weeks. 


The most important road diversion for us all, is that northbound traffic on Grand Drive will only be able to turn left at the traffic lights onto Bushey Road in a westbound direction towards Shannon Corner and the A3. Therefore, traffic on Grand Drive wishing to access Raynes Park Station and town centre, West Wimbledon, the Apostles, Wimbledon Chase, etc should divert along Cannon Hill Lane and Martin Way.


Good afternoon,

We know that during the coronavirus outbreak, our communities will rely on us now more than ever to keep them safe and warm.

The safety of our communities and our employees will remain our number one priority in the weeks and months ahead. 

We need to carry out safety-critical work to upgrade the gas network in your area. This needs to go ahead now,

rather than wait until the pandemic passes, to ensure your local community continues to receive a safe and reliable gas supply. 

We shouldn’t need to interrupt gas supplies to homes or businesses, and our engineers won’t be calling at residents’ home. 

We will start work in Grand Drive Raynes Park on 11 May 2020. 

In close consultation with Merton Council, we have agreed to complete the following work, which includes

traffic management in place to ensure the safety of everyone around the site: 

·                  On 11 May 2020 for approximately 2 weeks, we will be working on Grand Drive near the junction with Bushey Road (A298)

·                 To ensure safe flow of traffic around site, we will be implementing a lane closure on Grand Drive at the junction.  Vehicles will not be able to turn north into Grand Drive from Bushey Road.

Ve              A diversion Westbound will be in place via Beverley Way, Kingston Bypass (A3), Coombe Lane, Lambton Road, Worple Road and Pepys Road

·                  A diversion Eastbound will be in place via Kingston Road

·                  Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout 

We’re working closely with UK Government and public health bodies to make sure we work safely and in line with expert advice during the coronavirus outbreak. We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our customers from catching or spreading the virus as we carry out our safety-critical project. 

There’s more information about our coronavirus preparations on our website: 

Thank you for your understanding and support during these challenging times.  

To be clear, the lane closure is on Grand Drive towards Raynes Park Railway Station only. 

Kind regards, 






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