oming soon: Gas mains replacement to help ensure future winter warmth in Oulton Broad, Lowestoft

■    Ageing gas mains to be replaced in Bridge Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft to ensure future safe and reliable gas supplies for local residents
■    Work scheduled to start on Monday 23 October and last for approximately three weeks
■    Southbound lane closure of Bridge Road planned from the Normanston Drive roundabout to the junction with Harbour Road will be implemented for safety reasons
 
As winter approaches engineers are preparing to start work on a scheme that will help local people keep on enjoying warmth in winter.
Ageing gas mains in Bridge Street, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, will be replaced with tough new pipes, in the project which is due to start on Monday 23 October and is scheduled to last for approximately three weeks.
To enable the work to be carried out safely a southbound lane closure of Bridge Road will be implemented from the Normanston Drive roundabout to the junction with Harbour Road.
The scheme has been carefully planned to ensure it is delivered with as little disruption as possible. Planning for the project was extensive and included discussions with the local authorities and engineers surveying the area.
Cadent Authorising Engineer Vince Doggett said:  “We’re replacing gas mains that have been in service for many years and which were laid at a time when there was much less traffic on the roads.
“We’ve carefully designed the project to ensure it has as little impact as possible on the area.”
He added: “Once this project is complete the area will have robust new gas mains which will last for many decades and ensure local people continue to enjoy access to safe and reliable energy supplies.
“Installing new gas pipes will also reduce the amount of unplanned repairs and maintenance needed on the gas network and the knock-on disruption that can cause for residents and road users.”
Work will also involve the replacement of gas service pipes to some properties in the area. Cadent will liaise with these properties to arrange for the work to be done. The work will require a temporary disconnection of the gas supply to each property involved to enable the new pipe to be installed.
People are reminded that they should always ask to see official identification before letting engineers into their property. All Cadent engineers carry official identity cards which should be inspected before access is granted.

To verify an engineer’s identity or for more information on the work call 0800 096 5678, more information on Cadent’s gas mains replacement work can also be found at www.bettergaspipes.co.uk
 
 

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