Energising Thetford: Ageing gas mains to be replaced
■ Ageing gas mains to be replaced in Cage Lane, Thetford to ensure future safe and reliable gas supplies for local residents
■ Work scheduled to start on Monday 30 October and last for approximately seven to eight days
■ Road closures required to enable work to be carried out safely
This autumn engineers will be carrying out essential gas mains replacement work in Thetford which will help ensure locals keep warm in the future.
Ageing metal gas mains in Cage Lane will be replaced with robust new pipes in the scheme which is due to start Monday October 30 which is currently expected to take seven to eight days to complete.
To enable the work to be carried out safely a closure will be in place at the junction of Cage Lane and Raymond Street for the duration of the work. A closure will also be in place on Raymond Street between the junctions with Cage Lane and Nether Row between Saturday 4 November and Monday 6 November. Diversions will be in place via Nether Row and School Lane and Guildhall Street, Market Place and Well Street. Access will be maintained for residents and local shops and businesses will remain open as usual.
The scheme has been carefully planned to ensure it is delivered with as little disruption as possible. Planning for the project was extensive and included discussions with the local authorities and engineers surveying the area.
Cadent Authorising Engineer Vince Doggett said: “Replacing these old gas mains will help ensure local Thetford residents keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies.
“The project has been carefully designed to ensure it has as little impact as possible on the area.”
He added: “The tough new gas mains which we’re installing will last for many decades and reduce the amount of unplanned repairs and maintenance needed on the gas network and the knock-on disruption that can cause for residents and road users.”
Work will also involve the replacement of gas service pipes to some properties in the area. Cadent will liaise with these properties to arrange for the work to be done. The work will require a temporary disconnection of the gas supply to each property involved to enable the new pipe to be installed.
People are reminded that they should always ask to see official identification before letting engineers into their property. All Cadent engineers carry official identity cards which should be inspected before access is granted.
To verify an engineer’s identity or for more information on the work call 0800 096 5678, more information on Cadent’s gas mains replacement work can also be found at www.bettergaspipes.co.uk
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