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    Essential Manchester gas main upgrade to begin next week

    01 November 2023

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    • Essential, urgent work to make sure there is a safe network in place
    • Details of road closure, starting Monday 6 November, in Kings Road, Stretford
    • Google Maps location, showing where the work is taking place


    A project to install essential gas equipment deep under Kings Road, Stretford, Manchester, is set to get underway on Monday 6th November.

    Cadent, which manages the local gas distribution network, has had to act to make sure there is a safe network in place to deliver enough gas to the local area.

    The underground gas network carries gas into buildings, where it provides warmth in winter, hot water, and fuel for cooking.

    Recent works in the area have revealed that the ageing gas main – which has been in place for more than 90 years – is showing signs of corrosion and needs to be replaced.

    This means that Cadent’s teams will need to dig a deep and wide excavation in Kings Road to access the main and associated pipework.

    As a result, a road closure will need to be put in place along with diversions for all road users in the area.

    Starting on Monday, Kings Road will be closed at the junction with Royston Road, across the tram line bridge and to the junctions of Skerton Road and Basford Road. Pedestrians will still be able to access the footpaths while cyclists will be asked to dismount.

    “We’re carrying out this work to keep gas safely flowing into all the local buildings in the area,” explained Mark Syers, Cadent’s Head of Investment Planning (North West).

    “We have carried out extensive work in the area already, but repair is not an option in this instance and a replacement needs to take place.

    “We would like to thank customers for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience experienced as we complete this important work.”

    Despite the large project taking place, we plan for the gas supply to remain uninterrupted to homes and businesses in the area.

    For further updates as the project progresses please visit here


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