Keeping on the gas: Essential engineering work to lay new gas pipe in Norfolk village of Ashill

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  • Essential project to lay new pipe to maintain local gas supplies
  • Traffic management including temporary traffic lights to be deployed
  • Local shops and businesses will remain open as usual 
Road users are being advised of an essential project to install a new gas main in the village of Ashill.
The new low pressure gas main must be installed to help ensure the local community keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating.
Work on the project is due to start on Monday 15 July and is scheduled to take seven weeks to complete.
The work will be taking place in Hale Road from the junction with Millfield and into Dunnetts Close. Engineers will need to dig open excavations between the locations to lay the new gas pipe.
To enable this work to be done safely and efficiently three way traffic lights will be deployed at both the junction of Millfield and Hale Road and the junction of Hale Road and Dunnetts Close.
In Hale Road excavations will be done in 50m stretches to maintain traffic flows, using ‘give and take’ traffic management. 
Local shops and businesses will remain open as usual and gas supplies should not be interrupted by the work.
Paul Lawrence, Cadent Network Supervisor Norfolk, said: “We need to carry out this work now to help ensure the local gas network continues to meet demand in the village.
“We’re doing all we can to deliver the work as promptly as possible and with minimal disruption.”
For more information on the work people can call 0845 835 1111 or email
To find out more about Cadent‘s gas mains work go to
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