- Summer holiday gas pipe replacement planned for Moor Lane, North Hykeham
- Work will keep the gas flowing to local homes until the end of the century
- Moor Lane will be closed between Mill Lane/Lincoln Road and Ravensmoor Close
The Beatles were topping the charts and mini-skirts were all the rage when new gas mains were laid in North Hykeham’s Moor Lane. But now the iron pipes are showing their age and are set for a major upgrade.
Local gas network Cadent will be renewing 300 metres of gas mains in Moor Lane, from the Mill Lane/Lincoln Road junction to Ravensmoor Close. Work starts on 23 July and is due to be finished by 2 September.
Cadent will be replacing the ageing metal gas mains with tough new plastic pipes that will last at least 80 years. The new pipes will ensure local people continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating until the end of the century.
To keep people safe while the work is under way, Moor Lane will be closed to through traffic from Mill Lane/Lincoln Road to Ravensmoor Close. Vehicle access will be maintained to homes and businesses.
Cadent Authorising Engineer Paul Martin said: “It’s important we invest in new gas pipes so that local people can continue enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies for decades to come.
“Closing Moor Lane is the safest way we can do the work as the pipes cut across the road.
“We will maintain access for residents and there will be a diversion route for through traffic via Newark Road, Hykeham Road and Lincoln Road. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
“We’ve planned the work for the school holidays to minimise disruption. We’re aiming to finish it as soon as we can. Once the new pipes are in the ground we won’t need to come back and renew them until at least the end of the century.”
It may be necessary to temporarily disconnect people’s gas supplies for short periods while their gas service pipes (the pipes that take gas from the main in the road to their homes or businesses) are replaced. Anyone who is affected wil be contacted beforehand.
If anyone has any enquiries about this work they should contact Cadent’s customer services team on 0800 096 5678.
Find out more about how Cadent replaces gas mains and how that affects residents and businesses