- Essential work to replace ageing gas mains in Ingatestone starts this month
- Work taking place in High Street between junctions with Station Lane and Deepdene
- New gas mains should last until dawn of the 22nd century and reduce future disruption
Work is about to start on a major project to replace ageing gas mains in the historic village of Ingatestone.
Engineers will be replacing ageing gas pipes along High Street in the historic village. Tough new gas mains and service pipes will be installed which will help ensure the local community keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating until the dawn of the 22nd
Work has been planned in close discussion with the local authority and Cadent and its contractors will do all they can to deliver the work with minimal disruption. It’s planned to deliver the project in two phases as follows:
Phase One: July and August 2019
This will involve replacing gas mains in High Street between the junctions of Station Lane and Deepdene.
Work is due to start on Thursday 25 July and is scheduled to last for four weeks
To enable the work to be carried out safely and to maintain traffic flows multi-direction traffic lights will be deployed.
Phase Two: Dates to be confirmed in 2020
It’s not planned to deliver this work until sometime in 2020 with dates to be agreed with the local authority.
The work will involve more extensive gas mains replacement work in High Street, between the junctions of Bell Mead and Chantry Drive as well as a number of side streets.
Further details will be announced after arrangements have been finalised.
Throughout the work advance warning signs will go up ahead of work taking place, while variable message signs will also be used to provide up to date information for road users.
All local businesses and shops will remain open as usual and access will be maintained to side turnings.
Cadent Streetworks Specialist Gary Hawkins said: “We need to carry out this work to help ensure that local people keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating.
“Installing the new gas mains will also cut future disruption caused by leaks from old gas pipes.”
He added: “We’re planning the work in close discussion with the local authority and the project is being carefully designed to ensure it’s delivered with as little disruption as possible.”
This work is part of Cadent’s ongoing investment across its network to replace and upgrade old gas mains with safer and more durable modern pipes.
*For more information on the project or to verify an engineer’s identity call 0800 0965675.