£200,000 gas main works to take place over 13 weeks on Grantham road
A £200,000 project to renew ageing gas mains under a Grantham road will take place over 13 weeks, starting on Monday.
Local gas distributor Cadent will be working on 770 metres of gas mains under the A52 Barrowby Road, between Newton House Care Home and Greenhill Road.
The work will involve ageing iron gas mains being replaced with tough plastic pipes. The existing pipe has undergone a number of repairs in recent years, resulting in disruption for drivers.
There will be temporary traffic lights in Barrowby Road throughout the work.
The junction of Barrowby Road and Winchester Road will be closed for the first three weeks of the project. Residents will be able to access their homes from the other end of Winchester Road.
Darren Elsom, director of Cadent’s East Network, said: “We are investing up to £200,000 in the future of Grantham’s gas network, so local people can continue to warm their homes for decades to come.
“Gas is important to Grantham, with more than 84 per cent of homes relying on gas central heating. This pipe has served the town for decades but now it is showing its age and needs to be replaced.
“We appreciate this is a well-used road but it is important this essential work is carried out safely. We will do our best to complete it as soon as possible and minimise inconvenience to residents and motorists.”
The project is part of £115 million investment Cadent is making this year in the gas mains in the East Midlands and East Anglia.
Anyone with enquiries about this work can contact Cadent’s customer services team on 0800 835 1111. Find out more about how Cadent replaces gas mains and how that affects residents and businesses
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