Essential Manchester gas mains upgrade

A project to install essential gas equipment deep under Kings Road, Stretford, Manchester, is set to get underway on Monday 6th November.
Cadent, which manages the local gas distribution network, has had to act to make sure there is a safe network in place to deliver enough gas to the local area.
The underground gas network carries gas into buildings, where it provides warmth in winter, hot water, and fuel for cooking.
Recent works in the area have revealed that the ageing gas main – which has been in place for more than 90 years – is showing signs of corrosion and needs to be replaced.
This means that Cadent’s teams will need to dig a deep and wide excavation in Kings Road to access the main and associated pipework.
As a result, a road closure will need to be put in place along with diversions for all road users in the area.