Traffic closure at Hascombe – 12th August for 3 weeks

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.

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Tim Parker
Tim Parker

Thank you for the traffic rules enlightenment! I wonder what happens when an 18-wheeler tries to navigate Mare Lane?

Sue Doyle
Sue Doyle

Hi, I totally understand that essential work needs to be done, but is it really necessary to completely close the road? We are relieved it is not going to be closed now, but obviously will later on. Problem is, we live in Dunsfold and I work in Godalming, my 91 year old mother-in-law who has the start of dementia lives in Mare Lane, Hascombe. How can I call into her in the mornings on my way to work if the road is closed? The diversion would put at least another 30 minutes on my journey, if not more. Also, PLEASE… Read more »