Albion Square Canopy removal to begin in New Year

28 December 2017

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The first phase of works to create a welcoming pedestrianised public plaza outside Woking Train Station will begin with the demolition of Albion Square Canopy commencing on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Demolition work will take place during the night between 11pm and 5am and is expected to take two weeks. Please note dates are subject to change.

Scaffolding and safety netting will be erected before the individual photovoltaic panels and various electrical cabling can be removed. Once this phase of the demolition is complete, specialist cranes are required to dismantle the steel structure.

High Street road closure

To ensure the safety of pedestrians and vehicles whilst dismantling the steel structure, it is necessary to close High Street to all traffic, including buses and delivery vehicles, from 11pm, Friday 12 January to 5am, Monday 15 January 2018.

During the road closure, vehicles will be directed along Chertsey Road. Clear diversion route signage will be in place.

Access to Woking Train Station will be maintained at all times during the demolition work.

Once complete, works to create a welcoming pedestrianised area outside Woking Train Station will begin that will compliment the new block paving along The Broadway and High Street.

We would like to thank road users for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Restricted vehicle access

It is expected that the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera that will restrict vehicle access to High Street will go live at the end of January 2018.

Between 7am and 9pm only authorised vehicles and buses can access High Street and Chapel Street.

The Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera works by scanning each vehicle’s number plate as it enters High Street. Any unauthorised vehicles entering High Street within the restricted hours will risk being issued a Fixed Penalty Notice.

For the latest information on these highway works, please visit our road works and diversions webpage.