Historic street heads to 22nd century: Essential gas mains replacement project in King Street, Hammersmith

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  • Essential gas mains replacement project due to start in July 2019
  • Traffic management will include some lane and cycle lane closures and parking and loading bay suspensions
  • New gas mains should last until dawn of the 22nd century 
A major project to replace ageing gas mains in King Street, Hammersmith, is about to begin.
Work to replace large ageing gas mains in King Street between the Hammersmith Gyratory and the junction with Dalling Road, is due to start on Monday 1 July 2019.
The old gas mains have served the area well for many years but now need to be replaced with tough new pipes. These should help ensure the local area keeps on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating until the dawn of the 22nd century, and they will also help reduce disruption caused by leaks from old gas pipes.
The roads are a lot busier than when the existing gas mains were laid, however Cadent has worked closely with the local authority to carefully plan and design the project and will do all it can to deliver it with as little disruption as possible.
King Street will be kept open throughout the project though in order to carry out the work safely and maintain traffic flows, it will be restricted to one lane. Leamore Street will be closed at the junction with King Street and made two-way to maintain access for residents. A diversion will be in place via Beadon Road.
The cycle lane in King Street will also need to be closed for part of the works with some parking and loading bays in the street suspended. The bus stop at 41-43 King Street will also be temporarily suspended.
Work on the project is scheduled to be complete by February 2020, though work will be suspended in from early December 2019 to early January 2020, to avoid disruption during the busy Christmas, New Year and January sales period.
There should be no interruption to the local gas supply during the project and locals shops and businesses should remain open as usual.
This project represents a new chapter for King Street, which was named after a former Bishop of London.
Bishop Dr John King served as Bishop of London from 1611 to his death in 1621. Prior to his appointment, he had already had an eventful career, being appointed as a chaplain to King James I in 1601 and also serving as Vice Chancellor of Oxford University from 1607 to 1610. History recorded that in 1617 the Bishop hosted none other than legendary Native American woman Pocahontas, when she visited the capital. .
The project’s Community Relations Team can be contacted on 0800 389 8261 or info@communityrelations.co.uk for more information. For 24-hour operational enquiries people should call 0800 096 5678.
 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.


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