Keep roads open during gas pipe bid

BC NMAC 8-8-14, Road closure, Street scene  BC  9

BC NMAC 8-8-14, Road closure, Street scene BC 9

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Hucknall traders are calling for disruption to be kept to a minimum as the National Grid plans to renew nearly 500 metres of gas mains in Annesley Road.

Shops were hit hard by road closures last year when Western Power installed a power cable and businesses are demanding assurances they will not face the same problems.

Work is expected to start next Monday for ten weeks as the existing iron mains are replaced with durable plastic pipes that have a lifespan of 80 years plus. A combination of temporary traffic lights and road closure will be used.

A spokesperson for National Grid said: “For the initial stages of the work the temporary traffic lights will be sited between the junction of Spring Street towards Baker Street in 100 metre sections. The road closure is not expected to be in place until early March and further details will be provided nearer the time.”

Engineer Paul Patrick said: “This work will secure safe and reliable gas supplies for local people for decades to come. We will try to minimize any disruption to businesses and residents as much as we can. We have visited affected businesses and we will be providing them with information about our business compensation scheme.”

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