Chipstead Village


A217 Reigate Hill Retaining Wall Replacement Project

Sunday 6 September for 14 weeks. Surrey Highways are currently repairing the 240 metre long retaining wall that runs along the A217 down Reigate Hill and replace the vehicle barrier that is supported by it.

There is a 24/7 road closure southbound along the A217 at the exit from the M25 J8 roundabout for the duration of the works. The road will remain open northbound.

The road will be closed in both directions for one night at the end of the scheme to remove the 200m temporary concrete barrier. Closing the road in both directions means that we can safely remove the temporary barrier in one night instead of over three days using lane closures.

A 24/7 recovery vehicle service will be in operation for any vehicles that may break down northbound along the A217 during the works. This will mean Surrey Highways can react to any situation with a vehicle blocking the road and therefore prevent a build-up of traffic.

The works are expected to be complete by mid December. Alternative routes to Reigate from Chipstead include:

A23 towards Redhill and A242 Gatton Park Road

 B2032 to Kingswood and on to Pebble Hill and A25

Why are these works essential?

The existing structure has been degraded by a combination of accident damage, erosion caused by water runoff, and the weight of heavy goods vehicles using the road. Originally built in 1972, it is no longer fit for purpose, and whilst the temporary concrete barrier that has been placed on the footway provides protection from vehicle impact, it does not address the continued degradation of the structure, so a permanent repair is essential to ensure the A217 remains safe for all road users.

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