Esher Road – Bridge over River Mole – Update
Surrey County Council (SCC) has issued a replacement design for the Mole Bridge and associated road widening. This shows a wider bridge and wider road pattern taking additional land mostly from the Police Station Green and removing a line of trees from the Green. The start schedule was July 2022, but the current statement says the project start date is now January 2023 due to there being gas and sewer pipes under the bridge for which a separate design and agreement is needed. The installation period is estimated to be 1 year during which normal vehicle use will mostly be unavailable. Pedestrian and cycle crossing may be partially available. The intention is to put this bridge project as a Planning Application to Elmbridge Council as Elmbridge owns the extra land which will be needed for Highway use. Support or objection can be made to any Planning Application.
Original design plans were said to be in Molesey Library but we have not located them. When a Planning Application occurs, we expect the details will be on the Elmbridge Planning web site and in Molesey Library. Currently, we have no information on the source of funding, but the cost has provisionally been said to be between £3m & £5m.