Major project to replace ageing gas mains in North Walsham starts Monday 6 January

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  • North Walsham gas mains renewal project starts Monday 6 January 2020
  • New pipes will help keep North Walsham connected to safe and reliable gas supplies until the 22nd century
  • This work is part of Cadent’s ongoing investment across its network to replace and upgrade old gas mains with safer and more durable modern pipes. 
A major project to replace ageing gas mains in North Walsham is due to start this Monday (6 January).
First announced in early November last year, the essential work will see ageing gas mains which are nearing the end of their operational life replaced with tough new pipes which will help ensure people stay connected to safe and reliable gas supplies until the early 22nd century.
Work is scheduled to be delivered over a 14-week period up to April 12, 2020, and will be carried out in the following roads:
  • Mundesley Road
  • Market Street
  • Kings Arms Street
  • Market Place
  • Church Street
  • Mitre Tavern Yard.
Details on the work and an outline schedule can be found at:
There will be brief interruptions to the gas supply to properties where we are replacing old gas service pipes. Work to install new pipes and connect them to the gas supply will take place on the same day. Engineers will contact those affected customers in advance of this work being carried out.
Local shops and businesses will remain open throughout the project.
Cadent is doing all it can to deliver the work with as little disruption as possible. Work is being planned in close discussion with the local authority and the project was scheduled to avoid both the busy Christmas period and summer tourist season.
Project designers have also had to factor in the town’s network of historic cellars and tunnels when drawing up their plans, with much of the project having to be delivered by digging old-style trenches to minimise the proximity to any of these subterranean structures.
People are reminded that they should ask to see official identification from anyone seeking to gain access to their property. All our engineers carry official identification.
For more information on the project or to verify a project engineer’s identity call 0800 151 2404.


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