Friday 16 Feb 2018
Residents invited to public information session ahead of £2 million Compton bridge replacement
Residents living in the Compton area near Guildford have been invited to a drop-in information event to find out more about Network Rail’s £2 million investment to replace the life expired Compton road bridge, set to begin in April.
The current Victorian bridge has reached the end of its design life and must be replaced to ensure the road and the railway which runs beneath it can continue to operate safely.
This work will require the B3000/New Pond Road to be closed with diversion routes, as agreed with Surrey County Council, in place from Monday April 23 until Friday July 13. .
Rail replacement buses will be in place over the Spring bank holiday weekend, from May 26 until May 29, between Guildford and Haslemere to enable Network Rail to complete this essential work.
The public drop-in session will take place at Shalford Village Hall, Kings Road, Shalford GU4 8JE on Tuesday 20th February between 4pm and 7pm.
Joanne Parkes from Network Rail, said: “This is a really important piece of work, taking place as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, which will allow us to continue running a reliable service across this stretch of the network.
“We’d like to welcome all local residents to come along next Tuesday to find out more about this work and bring any questions they may have to the project team.”
Anyone unable to attend this event can contact Network Rail’s 24-hour helpline on 03457 11 41 41 for more information.
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