- Gas pipe runs under junction of A1192 Tritton Road and B1378 Skellingthorpe Road
- This work is due to start 25th October; aim is to complete within the half-term holiday
- Cadent engineers will repair this pipe ‘live’ (gas stays on), with safety as top priority
Teams from local gas network Cadent are to carry out essential repairs on a gas pipe under a busy road junction in Lincoln.
A leak has been traced to a pipe that runs beneath the junction of A1192 Tritton Road and B1378 Skellingthorpe Road.
Everything is under control and being monitored. However, this is a priority job to ensure risk is managed and security of supply is maintained.
After consulting with Lincolnshire’s highways officers, Cadent has agreed to carry out this work in the half-term holidays.
Cadent engineers will move in on Tuesday (25th October), working day and night shifts, and plan to complete the works before the schools return.
Tom Ballard, Head of Customer Operations, Cadent, said: “Our absolute priority will always be keeping everyone safe.
“We know this is a very busy road, with other utilities also working in the local area.
“We’ve identified a window where we can go in – from Tuesday 25th October – and have teams working both day and night shifts to try our best to get this repair completed with the least disruption possible.
“We appreciate everyone’s patience.”
Gas supplies will be maintained during the work – there should be no interruption to local supplies.
Due to the location of the work area, Skellingthorpe Road will be a ‘no through road’ from Tritton Road to Boultham Park roundabout (in both directions).
Access will be maintained for residents and local amenities, from the roundabout end only. A short diversion will be signposted.
If you smell gas
If you smell gas during this work, nearby or anywhere, always ring the national gas emergency service immediately, day or night, on 0800 111 999*. Do not delay, or assume it’s related to this work. It may not be and must be checked.
Cadent – your local gas network
Cadent’s ‘East Midlands’ network covers a wide area that includes Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and large parts of Derbyshire, as well as South Yorkshire.
Beneath this region – under roads, footpaths and fields – are more than 29,000km of gas distribution pipes. These carry gas to 2.4 million homes, hospitals, schools, offices and other sites – for heat, hot water, cooking and industrial uses. If placed end to end, they’d reach Sydney, Australia, and come half-way back again.
Cadent manages this extensive network, as well as gas networks for North West England, East Anglia, West Midlands and North London. It is responsible for ensuring the network is operating safely and reliably, 24/7, 365 days a year.
Cadent will invest more than £3.4bn over the next five years (including more than £1.1bn in the Eastern England area) to maintain this network and get it ready for the arrival soon of greener, low-carbon gases, such as hydrogen.