Public information event: Get the lowdown on plan to replace Victorian gas pipes in the City

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  • Ageing gas mains to be replaced near Monument Station
  • Work will help ensure local people keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies
  • People can find out more at a public information drop-in being held on Tuesday 17 April
The local community are being invited to attend a public exhibition to find out more about essential work to replace ageing gas mains near Monument Station.
Cadent has recently carried out emergency repair work to large old gas mains in the area, which have recently experienced leakage.
After careful assessment it’s been decided that overall disruption to the local area will be less if the planned replacement of the gas main is brought forward. This work will help ensure local people remain connected to safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating and will also avoid disruption caused by any further leaks from the old gas mains.
Work to replace the pipe is due to start on Monday 16 April and is scheduled to be completed by October 2018. To carry out the work safely there will need to be road closures in Cannon Street and Gracechurch Street, which will need to be in place for when work starts. From Monday 23 April, there will also be a closure of the southbound carriageway in King William Street and a closure of the eastbound carriageway in Eastcheap.
People are invited to attend a public exhibition where they can find out more about the work and meet the project team. The event is being held at St Mary-at-Hill Church, Lovat Lane, Eastcheap, London, EC3R 8EE on Tuesday 17 April 2018 between 4pm and 8pm.
Cadent Authorising Engineer Michael Morris said: “We’re doing all we can to ensure the project has as little impact on people who work, live or travel through the area as possible.
“Our work will help ensure local people stay connected to safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating and also cut the number of disruptive unplanned repair jobs required on ageing gas mains.”
Cadent is working closely with the City of London and Transport for London (TfL) to ensure the project is delivered with as little disruption as possible.
All shops and businesses will remain open as usual throughout the work.
Mr Morris added: “I’d encourage anyone with questions about the work to come and meet us at the public exhibition or alternatively they can contact our Community Relations Team on 0800 389 8261 or”
For 24-hour operational enquiries please call 0800 096 5678.
This work is part of Cadent’s investment to replace and upgrade the gas mains in London with safer and more durable modern pipes. This work will help ensure London enjoys a 21st century infrastructure network and remains one of the world’s leading cities.


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