Gas mains upgrade in Nottingham’s Sherwood Rise finishes nine weeks early

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  • Major project to replace ageing gas pipes finishes nine weeks early
  • Road to reopen to through traffic today (13 March)
  • Project will keep the gas flowing into the next century
 A major gas mains upgrade in Nottingham’s Sherwood Rise has finished nine weeks ahead of schedule.

The road is reopening today (13 March) to through traffic after local gas network Cadent completed work to renew a kilometre of ageing gas pipes in Sherwood Rise, between Gregory Boulevard and Mayo Road.

Engineers replaced two ageing 1960s iron gas mains – one the size of a tractor tyre – with tough new plastic pipes that will keep gas flowing to the city’s homes and businesses until the 22nd century.

Darren Elsom, Director of Cadent’s East Network, said: “We would like to thank everyone for bearing with us while we completed this essential work. With over 77% of homes in Nottingham relying on gas to keep warm it’s vital we continue our ongoing programme to modernise the city’s gas network.

“Our engineers have worked very hard to finish the work as soon as possible and we have been also been fortunate that the project has progressed very smoothly, without any engineering complications.

“We’ve already replaced 80% of Nottingham’s ageing gas mains and this project is part of a £115 million investment we’re making in the gas networks in the East Midlands and East Anglia this year.”

The work is part of an ongoing programme to modernise the city’s ageing gas network. More than 80% of Nottingham’s gas mains have now been replaced with hard-wearing plastic and this project is part of a £115 million investment Cadent has made during this financial year alone in the gas networks across the East Midlands and East Anglia.

Sherwood Rise was the second of three major gas mains renewal projects in Nottingham in a year.


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