Future-proofing the network : Gas mains upgrade project to keep the gas flowing in Potton

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  • Local gas mains network being upgraded in Sandy Road, Potton
  • Work will be delivered in phases and a convoy traffic control system implemented to enable work to be carried out safely
  • Projects will help ensure local community keeps on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating  
    Work is getting underway on an essential upgrade to the local gas network in Sandy
    Road, Potton.
    Today (Monday 24 August) engineers start work on the project which is necessary to
    help ensure local residents keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking
    and heating. Work is expected to continue until early 2021.
    To enable the work to be carried out safely a convoy system of traffic management will
    be implemented during working hours (10 hours a day, six days a week). This will involve
    a project vehicle leading traffic past work sites one direction at a time. Outside of working
    hours traffic will be managed by temporary automatic traffic lights. This system has been
    chosen to try and limit disruption and maintain traffic flows as best as possible.
    To further ease disruption and limit congestion the work will be delivered in
    phases. The project has also been carefully planned in close discussion with
    Central Bedfordshire Council with engineers carrying out detailed ground surveys to
    ensure the best possible route and work methods are utilised. Minimal dig technology will
    be used wherever possible, though sometimes open cut trenches will need to be dug.
    Gas supplies will be maintained throughout the work, no access will be required to
    properties and local shops and businesses will remain open as normal.
Dilbir Chana, Cadent Authorising Engineer, said: “This essential project will help ensure people in Potton keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating.
“We’ve carefully designed the project to ensure we deliver our work  as promptly as possible and with minimal inconvenience to the local community and road users.”
If you require any more information, please contact our enquiries number on 0800 151 2404.
This work is part of Cadent’s ongoing investment across its network to future-proof its gas network. For more information on what to expect you can also visit: https://cadentgas.com/in-your-area
The UK Government has classed work undertaken by energy networks like Cadent as essential during the Coronavirus outbreak, as they are ensuring a safe and reliable gas supply. Engineers work to the latest government guidance and are taking extra safety precautions as required

For more information on Cadent’s response to Coronavirus please visit https://cadentgas.com/coronavirus



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