Gas pipe upgrade City Road Birmingham

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  • Gas mains upgrade for City Road, Birmingham, starts 6 March for a month
  • Part of Cadent’s £65 million investment in new gas pipes for the West Midlands
  • Road closures, parking restrictions and temporary traffic lights needed
Vital work to keep the gas flowing in Birmingham until the next century is due to start in City Road and Rotton Park Road on Monday (6 March).

Starting next Wednesay (6 March), local gas network Cadent will be replacing old iron pipes with tough new plastic ones that will last at least 80 years. The work will mean local residents and businesses can continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies to heat their homes and power their businesses for decades to come.

The work will be carried out in two phases. Road closures and temporary traffic lights will be needed to keep engineers, residents and motorists safe while the work is under way.

During phase one, from 6 – 18 March, work will start in City Road. The following traffic management will be in place:
  • Twyning Road will be closed at the junction with City Road
  • Temporary traffic lights at the junction of Twyning Road and City Road. These will be manually operated from 7am to 7pm.
  • No parking opposite the junction of Twyning Road and City Road
During phase two, from 18 March to 7 April, work will be taking place in the junction of Rotton Park Road and City Road. The following traffic management measures will be in place:
  • Rotton Park Road will be closed between City Road and Dudley Road to through traffic. Access will be maintained for residents.
  • Northbound diversion route via City Road A4040, Dudley Road A457, Winson Green Rd A4040, Heath Street, B4135, Cranford St, B4135, Grove Lane A457, Dudley Road A457. Southbound diversion route via Dudley Road (A457) and City Road.
  • Temporary traffic lights at the junction of Rotton Park Road and City Road
Craig Horrocks, who heads up Cadent’s gas mains replacement project in the West Midlands, said: “This work is really important to ensure that local homes and businesses continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies for many decades to come. It is part of a £65 million investment to make the West Midlands gas network fit for the 21st century and beyond.
“We would urge people to please abide by the traffic management – especially the parking restrictions. We need these so we can keep everyone safe while we carry out this work. We will make every effort to complete this essential work as soon as possible and we’d like to thank people for bearing with us.”
The work is part of a £65 million investment, this year, to make the West Midlands gas network fit for the 21st century and beyond.
Cadent’s customer services team will keep local people updated as the project progresses. If anyone has any enquiries about this work they should contact Cadent’s customer services team 0161 703 1000. 
To find out more about how Cadent replaces gas mains and how that affects residents and businesses go to


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