Gas works set for Bulwell

Gas pipe repairs
Gas pipe repairs

An ‘essential’ gas mains upgrade to keep gas flowing to homes and businesses in Bulwell for decades to come is due to start on Monday 27 July.

National Grid will be renewing more than 1,000 metres of iron gas mains in Hucknall Road, from the junction with Bestwood Road to the junction of Top Valley Way.

The existing iron mains will be replaced with tough, hardwearing plastic pipes that will last at least 80 years.

The work is expected to take six weeks, with the project taking place during the school summer holidays to reduce the disruption to the local community, businesses and the road network.

To safeguard engineers and road-users, four-way temporary traffic lights will be in place at the junction of Bestwood Road and Moorbridge from Wednesday 5 August for three weeks.

National Grid Authorising Engineer Paul Patrick said: “We are sorry for any inconvenience this work may cause.

“It’s vital that we replace ageing gas mains so that local residents and businesses in Bulwell can continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies for many years to come.

“It has been timed so that the project coincides with the school summer holidays to reduce the impact on traffic.

“Every effort will be made to complete the work as soon as we can and minimise disruption to local people.”

Businesses affected by the work may be eligible for compensation for loss of business under the Gas Regulations 1996. Businesses can find out more by going to www.nationalgrid.com/uk/gas

If anyone has any queries or concerns they can contact National Grid customer services on 0800 096 5678.