Glazebury: gas pipe upgrade set to finish weeks early

Cadent thanks residents and businesses for patience and support
  • Final stage for 2.4km pipe replacement, with just 400m left to upgrade
  • New pipes will last 80+ years, ensuring safe and reliable gas supply
  • A major project to upgrade gas pipes under a busy A-road in Glazebury is now scheduled to complete around seven weeks early.
    With only 400 metres of 2.4km of iron mains left to replace, Cadent is forecasting to be clear of Warrington Road during September.
    Contractors working for Cadent, the UK’s biggest gas network, began this scheme in April and had anticipated working until the end of October.
    The engineers thanked residents, motorists and businesses for their continued patience, recently presenting flowers to the landlady at the Raven Inn for allowing vehicles to park on site and for permitting work within the pub’s boundary.

    Paul Phillips, site manager, said: “This has been a big job, on a busy major road, and we planned carefully for it. We’ve worked hard to minimise the inevitable disruption this type of work causes. Our teams have been very grateful for the support and patience everyone has shown. These new pipes are hard-wearing and will last at least 80 years, ensuring a safe and reliable gas supply to homes and businesses.”
    The contractors worked overnight to replace the supply pipes feeding Bents Garden and Home centre, to minimise impact on this popular business. They have kept local secondary and primary schools informed as work progresses. Plans are in place to landscape and plant flower beds once the teams and machines move off.
    Businesses and residents affected by this work can continue to ring the customer team for further information, on 0161 703 1000 / 1010.


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