New pipe to secure Bolton’s gas supply for generations

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506 metres of new gas pipe to meet growth in demand in Bolton
  • Durable plastic pipe will last at least until the end of the century
  • Work starts 4 September and is scheduled to end late October
  • Cadent will soon start essential work to install a new gas pipe to meet demand and keep energy flowing through Bolton.
    The UK’s biggest gas network will install 506 metres of new pipe under Crompton Way. The plastic pipe will last at least 80 years.
    Cadent has sent letters to homes and businesses directly affected, with customer teams also going door-to-door before the start of works.
    Cadent is keen to raise awareness among motorists that temporary traffic arrangements will be in place:
    • From 4 September, for approximately seven weeks: a lane closure on Crompton Way, between the junctions of Back Tonge Moor Road and Kentfield Drive, heading towards Astley Bridge Police Station.
    • From 9 October, for approximately two weeks: a road closure on Back Tonge Moor Road, from Crompton Way to Hall i’th Wood Lane.
    • From 18 October, for approximately two weeks: a lane closure on Hall i’th Wood Lane, from Tonge Moor Road to Back Tonge Moor Road.
    • There will be access to Hall i’th Wood Lane from Tonge Moor Road, however exit will be via a diversion route to Glaisdale Street.

    A spokesman for Cadent said: “This is essential work to keep energy flowing to this area of Bolton until the end of the century.
    “This work originally started in June, but was postponed almost immediately after some motorists ignored the change in traffic flow, putting the safety of our engineers in the road, and other motorists, at risk. The works are resuming under a new plan and new traffic arrangements.”
    Cadent’s contractors have liaised closely with the local highways authority to agree the timing and the most appropriate traffic management. The teams will aim to maintain pedestrian access to residents, shops and businesses at all times.
    A customer team is on hand to answer any queries from residents or business owners. They can be reached on 0161 703 1000 / 1010.

    If anyone smells gas during the six weeks (or at any time), it is important they do not dismiss it as related to the ongoing work. Report it immediately to the national gas emergency service on 0800 111 999 (calls to this number are recorded and may be monitored).


Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network with a 200-year legacy.  We are in a unique position to build on strong foundations whilst encouraging the curiosity to think differently and the courage to embrace change.  Day to day we continue to operate, maintain and innovate the UK’s largest gas network, transporting gas safely and protecting people in an emergency.   Our skilled engineers and specialists remain committed to the communities we serve, working day and night to ensure gas reaches 11 million homes from Cumbria to North London and the Welsh Borders to East Anglia, to keep your energy flowing. 

Future of Gas: Here at Cadent we support the Government’s plans to reach Net Zero by 2050. That means we’re backing the introduction of hydrogen as a low carbon alternative to natural gas for the future. We know people love the controllability of gas and, with our network already in place, it makes sense to switch to the lower carbon alternative offered by hydrogen, which we believe can keep homes and businesses warm for generations to come.

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