Updating the network

We look after the gas pipes in your area. We're committed to keeping you safe and warm. We maintain, repair and replace gas pipes to ensure the safe and reliable flow of gas now and long into the future.

As part of our ongoing commitment to upgrade the gas network in your area, we are replacing these pipes so you can continue to receive a reliable gas supply.

The government’s target for replacing all domestic gas mains pipes is 2032. This is a challenging target when you consider the number of pipes to be replaced throughout the country. What this means is that our work to upgrade the gas network continues all year round, regardless of the season or weather conditions. 

What are we doing?

Our current work in Redbourne Lane, Harpenden, involves us replacing a more than 2km stretch of main gas pipe with new pipes in line with the above programme of replacement.

Most of this pipe is situated under Redbourne Lane and so, to access this and to protect our workforce, we have had to install temporary traffic lights under a permit from the local Highways Authority.

The section of road that we are working on, and the traffic lights protecting this area will move as our work progresses. Where necessary we will ensure that pedestrian access and road crossings are maintained.

Please note that this work is due to continue until mid-May 2024.  This might be subject to change depending on how quickly we can complete the safe installation of the new pipe.

Mains replacement work

Cadent sincerely apologises to anyone adversely affected by our essential works and these traffic lights. We recognise that it is frustrating to sit in traffic and would like to reassure you that we are doing all we can to minimise delays.

Should you experience any issues with these lights, or have any further queries regarding our work, please contact us using the following details:
Telephone: 0800 151 2404
Email: customercareeastern@cadentgas.com

If you are one of the homes whose gas supply will be interrupted briefly during our works (you will know whether this applies to you as we will have sent you a letter to advise you of this) then you can sign up for updates on Whatsapp by following the steps below:

Send “Sign me up” via WhatsApp to 07897 017887 or email Customercareeastern@cadentgas.com

Please provide your Name, Address and mobile number.