Springtime heralds new gas mains for Stourbridge

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  • Essential gas mains upgrade is underway in Stanley Road and surrounding streets
  • Work will keep gas flowing for the rest of the century
  • Temporary traffic llghts to keep people safe
With the start of Spring work is underway on an essential gas mains upgrade in Stourbridge to keep gas flowing to homes and businesses until the end of the century.
 
In a six-week project engineers will be renewing gas mains in Stanley Road, Avon Road, Lea Vale Road, Severn Road and Teme Road. Ageing iron mains will be replaced with tough new plastic pipes that will last for at least 80 years.
 
To safeguard staff and road-users, traffic management measures will be needed. There will be temporary three-way traffic lights in Stanley Road where it meets Norton Road and also where it meets Severn Road.
 
It will be necessary to suspend bus stops in Norton Road near to where the work is taking place.
 
Stephen Murray, Head of Contract, said: “National Grid Gas Distribution Ltd plays a vital role in keeping people warm. We are investing millions of pounds every year in renewing the West Midlands’ gas mains so that local residents and businesses can continue to enjoy a safe and reliable gas supply for decades to come.
 
“We appreciate this work may be disruptive. We’ll do all we can to finish the project as soon as possible and minimise disruption to residents, businesses and motorists. We’d like to thank people for their understanding and patience.”
 
The project will involve replacing gas service pipes to properties in Stanley Road and Lea Vale Road. To do this engineers will need to temporarily disconnect the gas supplies to the properties involved. National Grid Gas Distribution Ltd will contact those properties involved to arrange access.
 
All National Grid Gas Distribution Ltd engineers carry official identity cards, which people should ask to see before allowing them on their property.
 
For any enquiries about this work people can contact National Grid Gas Distribution Ltd’s customer services team on 0161 703 1000. To find out more about how National Grid Gas Distribution Ltd replaces gas mains and how that affects residents and businesses go to www.bettergaspipes.co.uk.

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