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    Road closure – Midland Road, Bedford

    02 August 2023

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    • Advance warning of road closure
    • Essential work in Midland Road will help keep local residents connected to safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating

    Gas distribution company, Cadent is continuing its work to replace ageing gas pipes in Midland Road, Bedford, with a road closure planned from Sunday 6 to 13 August on Midland Road, between Ashburnham Road and Gibbons Road.

    A short diversion will be in place along Ashburnham Road and Greyfriars back to Midland Road.

    This essential work is part of a larger project that started in May, remove the current metallic gas pipe along Midland Road and replacing them with tough new pipes which will last for decades, futureproofing the Bedford network.

    Work will continue along Midland Road after the road closure, on the final stretch, from the junction of Rutland Road and Grafton Road until Friday 1 September.

    Cadent Lead Delivery Engineer, Pete Day, said: “We have been working with local stakeholders to ensure the necessary work is carried out safely. Whilst a complete road closure may not ideal, it will ensure that we can safely and quickly lay the pipe across this junction.

    “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we complete this important work.”

    Gas supplies will not be affected by this project.


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