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    Lowestoft mains reinforcement work starts on Monday

    01 September 2023

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    • Essential work in Oulton Broad area will help keep residents connected to safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating
    • The reinforcement work will involve some temporary lane closures and traffic management in the area

    Engineers from Cadent, the UK’s largest gas distribution network, will begin essential gas mains reinforcement work in the Oulton Broad area of Lowestoft on Monday 4 September.

    The six-week project involves essential upgrades to the gas network so that the safe and reliable supply of gas to the area can continue.

    Following consultation with Suffolk County Council, Cadent has agreed to begin this essential work between Monday 4 September and Friday 13 October, so that the reinforcement work can be carried out safely in the following stages:

    • Phase One - starting at Bridge Road, Oulton Broad, NR32 3LP, and the approach to the roundabout for Bridge Road will have traffic management and will be down to one lane from Monday 4 September to Friday 15 September;
    • Phase Two - the roundabout will still be down to one lane, but we will now have Gorleston Road, Oulton Broad, NR32 3AG closed from the main roundabout up to the mini roundabout at the Hall Road junction. A diversion will be in place between Monday 18 September and Friday 29 September;
    • Phase Three - works will take place in Hall Road, Oulton Broad, NR32 3NW. Traffic management will be in place between Monday 2 October and Friday 13 October.

    Cadent Customer Operations Supervisor, Michael Hall, 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 it’s far from ideal to have any sort of road closure in place, but we have worked hard with East Suffolk Council to create a plan that keeps traffic flowing and maintains access for local businesses and residents.

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

    Cadent teams have liaised with local stakeholders and councillors, with information sent to properties within the work area. The gas supply will stay ON throughout the works.

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