Essential gas mains upgrade planned to ensure safe and reliable gas supplies for local residents in the future
■ Work will require closure of Chelsea Embankment to westbound traffic to enable work to be completed as quickly and safely as possible
■ People can find out more at a public exhibition on Monday 6 November at the National Army Museum
A public exhibition will be held this Monday (November 6) on essential work to future-proof ageing gas mains on the Chelsea Embankment.
Engineers are planning to replace vintage gas mains with tough new pipes that will keep Londoners connected to safe and reliable gas supplies for decades to come.
Discussions are currently underway with the local council to agree a start date for the work which was originally earmarked to begin in early November.
To ensure the safety of the public and engineers Chelsea Embankment would need to be closed to westbound traffic between Chelsea Bridge and Beaufort Street for the duration of the project. However local shops and businesses would remain open as usual during the project and local gas supplies should not be interrupted by the work.
People can find out more about the work and ask members of the project team questions at a special public exhibition which will be held at the National Army Museum on Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW3 4HT, between 4pm and 8pm on Monday 6 November.
Cadent Engineering Manager Stuart Donaldson said: “The gas mains we’ll be replacing have been in service a long time and were laid when there was much less traffic on the roads.
“However we’ve carefully designed this essential project to ensure there is as little impact as possible on the area.”
He added: ““The new pipes will provide a long lasting and reliable gas supply system for people in the area and cut the amount of disruption that maintenance and unplanned repair work on ageing gas mains can cause.”
“I’d encourage anyone who wants to find out more about the project to come and meet us at the public exhibition.”
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More information on local gas mains work can also be found at http://cadentgas.com/Pipe-works/Works-in-your-street