No Summer Holiday: Engineers working through the summer to keep Wheathampstead residents connected to safe and reliable gas supplies

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     Essential work to replace ageing gas mains planned for Wheathampstead High Street  set to start on Monday (31 July)
·         Work will require road closure in High Street between the junctions with Church Street and Marford Road
·         Local businesses and shops will remain open as usual and access will be maintained for local residents
Essential work to replace ageing gas mains is about to get underway in Wheathampstead.
This Monday (July 31) engineers will begin replacing a 180 metre stretch of ageing metal gas mains with tough new pipes in Wheathampstead High Street with engineers aiming to finish the job in approximately five weeks.
To the work can be done safely and efficiently the following traffic management has been planned and agreed with the local authorities:
Wheathampstead High Street will be closed between the junctions with Marford Road and Church Street and extended into Church Street upto the junction with St Helen’s Close. Diversion routes will be in place via Marford Road, Butterfield Road and the B653.
Dilbir Chana Cadent Authorising Engineer said:  “This project must be done to help ensure that local people continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies.”
“The project has been carefully planned and we’ve scheduled this work for the school summer holiday period when the roads are generally quieter to help ensure we keep disruption for road users to an absolute minimum.
“We’re also inserting the new pipes into the existing old mains wherever possible, which means less digging in the road.”
For more information on the work people can call 0800 096 5678.
Information can also be found at www.bettergaspipes.co.uk
 

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