Mains attraction: gas pipe upgrade set for East Dene, Rotherham

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  • New gas pipes for Doncaster Road, East Dene, Rotherham
  • Temporary traffic lights and junction closures needed throughout the project
  • Work will keep local people safe and warm until the end of the century
 Work starts on Monday (12 February) to upgrade an underground gas pipe in the East Dene area of Rotherham and keep local people warm and safe until the end of the century.

Local gas network Cadent will be renewing nearly a mile (1.4 kilometres) of gas mains in Doncaster Road. The work is expected to take 18 weeks. Ageing metal gas mains will be replaced with tough, new plastic pipes that will last for at least 80 years.

Cadent Authorising Engineer Paul Martin said:  “The existing gas main is nearing the end of its natural life and needs to be replaced. The new gas pipe will keep people safe and warm until the end of the century.

“To keep people safe there will need to be temporary traffic lights and junction closures throughout the work. We appreciate that this can be disruptive but we will do our best to reduce any inconvenience to local people and complete the work as soon as we can.”

The work will start at the roundabout of Doncaster Road and Mowbray Street and finish at Middle Lane.

The first phase of the project starts on 12 February and is expected to take four weeks. During this phase there will be temporary traffic lights in Doncaster Road, near Oak Meadows.

As the work progresses, the temporary traffic lights will move down Doncaster Road and there will be junction closures at Foljambe Road, St John’s Road, First Avenue, Oxford Street and Cranworth Road. Further details will be provided as the work gets underway.

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 on 0800 096 5678. Find out more about how Cadent replaces gas mains and how that affects residents and businesses.


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