■ Cadent engineers complete penultimate phase of project
■ Final phase of project now planned for 2018
■ Work will help ensure local community keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating
Cadent engineers have wrapped up work for now on South Stifford’s London Road and are planning to return to complete the final phase of the project sometime in 2018.
Engineers have now completed all but the final section of work to replace ageing ageing gas mains in London Road, close to the Lakeside retail development. Cadent agreed with the Council to wrap up its work for the time being, to avoid traffic disruption when schools return from the summer holidays next week.
The work began in late July and the final phase of the project will need to factor in additional engineering challenges such as having to dig under a railway bridge. Cadent is liaising with the local authority to discuss potential dates in 2018.
The project team have been doing all they can to deliver work with as little disruption as possible. This has included working extended hours, using manually controlled traffic temporary lights and inserting the new pipes into the old mains where possible, which reduces the need for large scale excavations.
Cadent Streetworks Specialist Gary Hawkins said: “We’re doing all we can to make sure we deliver our work with as little disruption to the local community and road users as possible.
“We’ll update people when dates have been agreed for the final phase of the project.”
For more information about Cadent’s gas mains work people can call 0800 096 5678 or visit www.bettergaspipes.co.uk