Keeping heat for Hertford: Plan for essential gas mains upgrade announced

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  • Cadent engineers prep for essential project which will help keep Hertfordians connected to safe and reliable gas
  • Project scheduled to start in school summer half-term holidays
  • Work will help safeguard future local gas supplies  
This spring Cadent engineers will be going to work in Hertford to help ensure people in the town remain connected to safe and reliable gas supplies.
The essential work will involve replacing ageing gas mains with tough new pipes which should last for many decades.
To enable work to be carried out safely and efficiently there will be an inside lane closure starting in Gascoyne Way, leading up to the Fore Street/Ware Road/London Road roundabout. The inside lane closure will extend across the roundabout to the turning with London Road, and then continue up London Road to just past the junction with Park Road.
Work is due to start on Saturday 26 May and is currently expected to take approximately three weeks to complete. It has been scheduled to get underway during the school holidays, when roads are generally quieter, to minimise disruption.
Cadent Authorising Engineer Dilbir Chana said: “The gas mains which have served this area for many years are now getting old and the time has come to replace them.
“We’ve carefully planned this work to ensure it’s delivered with as little disruption as possible.”
He added: “This project will help ensure local people remain connected to safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating and also cut disruption caused by gas escapes from ageing pipes.”
Local gas supplies will be maintained throughout the project and access will not be required to properties.
For more information on the work call 0800 096 5678, more information on Cadent’s gas mains replacement work can also be found at


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