Major gas investment project starts in Silverstone next month to benefit local people

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  • Local people in the Silverstone area will benefit from a vital engineering project starting on Tuesday 3 April
  • Project represents a £1.4 million investment into the area’s gas network
  • Temporary traffic lights are necessary to carry out work safely
Next month local gas network Cadent is due to start work on a £1.4 million major engineering project to strengthen the gas pipes in the Silverstone area so that local people can continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies to heat their homes, cook their meals and power their businesses until the end of the century.

In a 20-week project starting on Tuesday 3 April this major investment work will upgrade more than four kilometres of gas pipes in Whittlebury Road, Silverstone Road, Church Way, Towcester Road and Shutlanger Road.

The project will see new gas mains installed alongside the existing ones so that the network can respond to the need for extra gas. Three teams of engineers will be working in Towcester Road, High Street and Church Way at the same time to complete the works safely and quickly. 

To keep staff and road-users safe while the work is underway multiple sets of temporary traffic lights will be used to help traffic flow more freely in Towcester Road, High Street and Church Way.

Cadent Authorising Engineer Mark Allsop, said: “Our job is to keep people safe and warm. This project is a significant investment to make sure that new pipes provide extra gas in the Silverstone area so that local people and businesses can continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies for many decades to come.
“We know that this vital project is likely to cause some disruption. We have planned three teams of engineers to work at different locations at the same time so that we can complete the work quickly. We’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during our work.”

If anyone has any enquiries about this work they should contact Cadent’s customer services team  0800 096 5678To find out more about how Cadent replaces gas mains and how that affects residents and businesses go to


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