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Station Road pipe installation

We’ll be working in Station Road to install a major pipe in the area.

As part of the project, we’ll be carrying out the following work:

  • Construction of a 12-metre-deep shaft. This is located just south of the bus stop near Whitmore Close. This is Bus Stop L, opposite the entrance to Travis Perkins
  • Installation of a new water pipe on the eastern side of the road. We’ll be working in short sections from the new shaft towards the junction with Inverforth Road
  • Tunneling into the new shaft. This will be from underneath the railway line at New Southgate Station
  • Installation of new pipework within the shaft

Works to install the new water pipe will continue along Inverforth Road/Upper Park Road. This will be, whilst we continue to carry out works on the new shaft until February 2025. We'll be in touch before work starts on Inverforth Road and Upper Park Road. This is expected to start in April 2024.

How this may affect you

We’ll do our best to minimise any disruption to you. Our current working hours are 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturday. Please note, we have an hour before and after our scheduled working time in which we prepare and close off works.

If access to your property is affected, we'll let you know in advance. Pedestrians, emergency vehicles and bin collections will have full access to roads. View our business loss of profits policy if you feel your business has been affected.

You can view utility worksamended bus routes, and plan your journey online.

Bus routes

During works, Bus Stop L (Whitemore Close) will be suspended. This is the bus that heads southbound along Station. Bus Stop J, located further north near New Southgate Station will not be impacted.


To maintain two-way traffic, there will be parking suspensions on:

  • The eastern side of Station Road. There will be no parking between Bus Stop L (Whitmore Close) and the junction with Inverforth Road
  • Western side of Station Road from the entrance of Builders Depot to Bus Stop M (Whitmore Close)

Junction closure – Station Road into Inverforth Road

When working from Station Road, we'll need to install temporary traffic lights. The junction will also need be to be temporarily closed.

Footpath and property access

A new temporary footpath will be installed along the eastern side of Station Road. This is whilst our shaft is being constructed. Temporary fencing, with lighting,  will mark the route of this temporary footpath.

Properties on Inverforth Road / Colebrook Way will have access impacted. This is whilst the junction is closed. Access is available during this time via Palmers Road. Diversion routes for traffic will be clearly signed. Pedestrian access will be maintained for residents and businesses.

Environmental impact

Two trees on Station Road will need to be removed to facilitate the construction of the shaft. These will be replaced as part of the overall project where 17 new trees will be replanted.