Major gas-pipes project could cause disruption in Hucknall

ROADWORKS on Annesley Road, Hucknall earlier this year.
ROADWORKS on Annesley Road, Hucknall earlier this year.

Disruption to motorists and residents is expected from next week when major work is carried out to upgrade the gas supplies for parts of Hucknall.

National Grid warns that the work will last six weeks, but insists it is essential and “will keep gas supplies flowing to homes and businesses until the end of the century”.

The project starts on Monday (29th June) in the Annesley Road area. It will see the existing iron gas-mains, which have been in use for many years, replaced with hard-wearing plastic pipes that are designed to last for at least 80 years.

Engineers will be carrying out the work from Annesley Road’s junction with Spring Street to house number 165, which is just past the junction with Victoria Street.

The service pipes that connect homes and businesses to the gas main will be replaced. Installed throughout the work will be temporary traffic-lights, which will be moved along Annesley Road as each section is completed.

Paul Patrick, of National Grid, said: “We’re sorry for the disruption this project may cause. However, it is essential to help us continue to provide a dependable gas-supply. We will do all we can to complete the work as quickly as possible and make every effort to minimise any inconvenience.”