Vital gas mains upgrade to keep the gas flowing in Hemel Hempstead

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Vital gas mains upgrade to keep the gas flowing in Hemel Hempstead
  • Vital gas mains upgrade for Hemel Hempsted starts on Sunday 17th January for approximately 17 weeks
  • Project will ensure local community keeps on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies
  • Road closures and restrictions will be in place to keep people safe  
Vital work to keep the gas flowing in Hemel Hempsted is due to start on Sunday 17th January, for approximately 17 weeks.

The project involves replacing ageing gas mains and service pipes with tough new pipes which won’t need replacing again for at least 80 years. This work needs to be done now to help ensure people in the local area keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating into the future.

Road closures will be needed to keep engineers, residents and motorists safe while the work is under way.

The work will be split into phases, to minimise disruption.

Phase One:
Three-way traffic lights will be placed at the junction of London Road and Felden Lane and Box Lane will be closed from the 17th January to 21st February. 

Phase Two:
Two-way traffic lights will be placed at the junction of Felden lane and London road

Phase Three:
Three-way traffic lights will be outside the bus depot on London road

Phase Four:
Lane closures will be put in place on London road at the junction with Roughdown Road

Dilbir Chana, Cadent Authorising Engineer, said: “This essential project will help ensure people in Hemel Hempstead 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 anyone has any enquiries about this work, they should contact Cadent’s customer services team on ‪0800 389 8000

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:


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