Croydon, Beddington Lane

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.

Following close consultation with the London Boroughs of Sutton and Merton, our project will start on Monday 4 January 2021 and last approximately 16 weeks.

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A map of our work area in Beddington Lane, Croydon

Phase one – starting Monday 4 January for approximately six weeks

  • Our engineers will start work in Beddington Lane (B272) between the junction with Brookmead Road and outside Elberon Avenue.
  • For everyone’s safety Beddington Lane will be closed at the junction of Elberon Avenue and Jessops Way.
  • A signed diversion will be in place via Purley Way, Mitcham Road and Croydon Road.
  • Access to Jessops Lane will be maintained from the south of Beddington Lane. However, we will need to install temporary traffic lights in Jessops Lane and Beddington Lane to manage traffic flow.
  • The speed limit around our work area will also be reduced to 20mph.
  • The two bus stops in Beddington Lane between Elberon Avenue and the roundabout with Coomber Way will be suspended.

Phase two – starting Monday 15 February for approximately three weeks

  • Our engineers will progress along Beddington Lane working from the junction with Elberon Avenue to outside 152 Beddington Lane.
  • For everyone’s continued safety, the road closure, temporary traffic lights, speed limit reduction and bus stop suspensions will remain in place.
  • Signed diversions will remain in place via Purley Way, Mitcham Road and Croydon Road.
  • To ensure that we complete the project as quickly as possible, we will be working simultaneously in Beddington Lane at the entrance to Viridor Power Plant. To access the access pipe safely, we will need to install a second set of temporary traffic lights.

Phase three – starting Monday 8 March for approximately three weeks

  • Our engineering team will progress southwards along Beddington Lane working at the roundabout with Coomber Way.
  • For everyone’s safety, we will need to close Beddington Lane north of the roundabout.
  • Signed diversions will remain in place via Purley Way, Mitcham Road and Croydon Road.
  • We will also need to install temporary multi-way lights on the roundabout with Coomber Way and Beddington Lane, south of the roundabout.
  • Bus stops at this location will need to be suspended.

Phase four – Monday 29 March for approximately four weeks

  • For our final phase of the project, our engineers will be working in Beddington Lane north and south of the roundabout with Coomber Way.
  • For everyone’s continued safety, the temporary traffic lights and bus stop suspensions will remain in place around our work area.
  • Beddington Lane north of the roundabout will be reopened. However, we will need to close Beddington Lane south of the roundabout to access the gas pipe safely. 

Diversion routes will be in place for all traffic.

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.

We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, local residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.