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    Lincoln: extension of project to upgrade 1,000 metres of ageing gas main under Newark Road and Hykeham Road

    12 June 2024

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    • Modernising gas pipes that have been in operation for decades;
    • Upgrade will future-proof the network;
    • Works will begin on 17th June, and will last for 11 weeks.

    Major works to replace 1,000 metres of gas pipes under Newark Road and Hykeham Road, Lincoln, which are essential to keeping homes in the area warm, begin on Monday 17th June.

    Cadent, which manages the local gas network, will be carrying out a project which will see gas mains being replaced in order to future proof the network and be ready pipes for the introduction of biogases.

    The works will last for approximately 11 weeks, with an anticipated completion date of Tuesday 3rd September, 2024.

    This is a part of a bigger programme of work to upgrade gas mains in the local area, which included work elsewhere on Newark Road earlier this year. Cadent engineers have ensured that gas stays ON during the works and that will remain the case.

    In collaboration with Lincolnshire County Council, who will be undertaking a footway replacement scheme on Hykeham Road, the following traffic restrictions will be in place:

    • A one-way road closure on Hykeham Road (at the junction of Newark Road), which will allow northbound/Lincoln-bound traffic only. A diversion route will be in place via Newark Road, Moor Lane and Lincoln Road.
    • Lane closures along Newark Road from the Esso Garage until past the Hykeham Road junction.

    Road users should expect delays to their journeys and would be advised to allow additional time.

    Richard Sansom, Network Director for Cadent in the East Midlands, said: “These works are part of a major £1.1billion investment in our Eastern Network by Cadent which is vital in ensuring that we keep gas flowing to homes in Lincolnshire and beyond for generations to come.

    “With gas pipes being decades old, it is essential that we replace them to futureproof our network and minimise the amount of repair work that we have to do in the area over the coming years. Keeping the people of Lincoln warm in their homes is our number one priority.

    “We understand the frustrations that this will cause to road users and residents and we apologise for this. I’d urge everybody to allow a little bit more time for their journeys throughout the period of the works, and I’d like to thank everybody for their patience and understanding as our engineers complete these works safely and as swiftly as possible.”

    Contacting Cadent about this project

    Customers with questions about this work can contact the team by:
    Phone: 0800 090 3071
    Email: [email protected]
    Online: https://cadentgas.com/contactus

    Cadent

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