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    Loss of gas – Ingham 10 Jul 2024 12: 30 PM

    Luton gas mains replacement work starts soon

    08 July 2024

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    • Essential work in Dunstable Road will help keep residents connected to safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating
    • The upgrade will involve temporary lane closure on the A505 which will affect side roads
    • Work expected to be completed by early September

    Work is set to begin on Monday 22 July to replace gas pipes which run under Dunstable Road in Luton, as engineers from Cadent, the UK’s largest gas distribution network, take action to secure safe and reliable gas supplies.

    The planned activity will involve installing 700 metres of tough new pipes which will last for decades, future-proofing the local network.

    The work taking place will mean that the lefthand lane of Dunstable Road will be closed from the junction of Browning Road up until the junction of Lewsey Road. The lane closure means that residents living in Browning Road, Wordsworth Road, Shelley Road, Byron Road, Shakespeare Road and Lewsey Road, will not be able to access Dunstable Road.

    We have agreed a diversion route with Luton Borough Council and it will be signposted. We ask that people budget extra time for their journeys and thank everyone in advance for bearing with us.

    Access to Luton and Dunstable Hospital will remain in place.

    Project Supervisor, Liam Duguid, said: “We have a responsibility to make sure every property that uses gas has access to it 24/7, 365 days a year and these essential works will mean that we continue to deliver on that promise.

    “We know Dunstable Road is a busy route and there is never a good time to carry out work with a lane closure, but by completing this necessary main replacement programme in the school summer holidays, we hope to reduce the impact on residents and road users.

    “We will be in regular contact with the Highways Authority to keep them updated on our work which we will always aim to complete as quickly and as safely as we can."

    If you smell gas, always ring the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999*, day or night. Do not assume it is related to this work; it may not be and needs to be checked.

    *All calls are recorded and may be monitored.


    Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network with a 200-year legacy. We are in a unique position to build on strong foundations whilst encouraging the curiosity to think differently and the courage to embrace change. Day to day we continue to operate, maintain and innovate the UK’s largest gas network, transporting gas safely and protecting people in an emergency. Our skilled engineers and specialists remain committed to the communities we serve, working day and night to ensure gas reaches 11 million homes from Cumbria to North London and the Welsh Borders to East Anglia, to keep your energy flowing.

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