Update: Monday 12th August:
Whilst closure is booked, the road is open and there has only been an installation of traffic lights today, and no sign of roadwork activity. So it appears all official sources of information are not to be relied upon.
Update: 10th August:
We understand that the Water works are now scheduled for 3 weeks from 12th August, during which time the road will be closed and diversions in place.
Update: 6th August:
We understand that the Water works are now not going ahead – hence the absence of road closures. Thames Water will apply to close the road later in the year.
Announcement 31 July:
Thames Water need to completely close The Street in Hascombe to traffic, to enable long-overdue replacement of the water main, between Mare Lane and The White Horse pub. This will be for a month from 5 August until 29 August. This will require diversion signs to be placed. The natural alternative cut through will be via Markwick Lane and Clockbarn Lane to Busbridge. This is unsuitable for HGVs (as is the original Hascombe route). So please beware that Markwick Lane will be very difficult to navigate for the month duration of these works.
NB. Proper traffic management requires that diversions are set up to push traffic only onto roads that are the same grade as the road that is closed. Traffic management consultants are not supposed to have B-road traffic directed down C-roads. This is often why diversions appear to take very long winded alternative routes.