- New gas mains for Bradmore Road
- Temporary traffic lights needed to keep staff and road-users safe
- Work is part of a £65 million investment in the West Midlands gas network
The New Year will mark the final stage of a gas mains upgrade in Wolverhampton’s Bradmore Road that will keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses for decades to come.
Gas network company Cadent will be starting work on 2 January. The project is expected to take four weeks and is part of a major revamp of the city’s gas network.
Steve Murray, who heads up Cadent’s gas mains replacement programme in the West Midlands, said: “This is the final stage of an essential project that will ensure local residents and businesses can continue to enjoy a safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come.
“It’s part of a £65 million investment to renew 370kms of gas pipes in the West Midlands this year.
“To keep everyone safe we will need to use temporary traffic lights while we work in the road. We would like to thank people for bearing with us. We will do everything we can to minimise any disruption.”
The existing metal pipes will be replaced with tough, hard-wearing plastic pipes which will last for at least 80 years.
The work in Bradmore Road is due to take four weeks. During the first week of January engineers will be working on equipment to manage gas pressure and no traffic management will be needed.
For the following three weeks, there will be temporary traffic lights at the junction of Aspen Way, Merridale Road and Gamesfield Green. To reduce disruption, the traffic lights will be operated manually at morning and evening rush hours.
Diversion routes will be in place and clearly signposted.
It may be necessary to temporarily disconnect people’s gas supplies for short periods while their gas service pipes (the pipes that take gas from the main in the road to their homes or businesses) are replaced. People will be informed beforehand.
Cadent employees and contractors carry identification. Residents should always ask to see it before letting anyone into their homes.
If anyone has any enquiries about this work they should contact Cadent’s customer services team 0161 703 1000.
To find out more about how Cadent replaces gas mains and how that affects residents and businesses go to www.bettergaspipes.co.uk