Emergency repairs


    Transporting gas is a day-to-day essential service. Pipelines are largely out of sight and mostly out of mind, but when repairs are needed or pipes need to be upgraded, we have to dig up roads or footpaths. When upgrading pipes or installing a new connection, we can plan the roadworks in advance, but when safety is at stake we must respond quickly and efficiently, and this may mean having to carry out streetworks at very short notice.

    We are sorry about the inconvenience caused and thank road users for their patience while essential emergency works are carried out.


    Tuesday 15 August - Airbles Road, Motherwell

    We’re carrying out emergency repairs on a section of our gas main in the eastbound carriageway of Airbles Road just after the Leven Street junction. On Sunday morning, we temporarily closed a section of the road eastbound from Chestnut Grove to Adele Street to keep everyone safe around our work area. 

    We’re acutely aware of the disruption our eastbound road closure has caused to motorists and we’re doing all we can to minimise that disruption as much as possible. In agreement with North Lanarkshire Council, we reopened Airbles Road to traffic in both directions last night. However, Airbles Road has been reduced to one lane in either direction around our work area, just east of Leven Street, while our engineers complete our emergency repairs.

    All being well, we hope to remove our lane closures on Airbles Road on Thursday 17 August.



    Tuesday 8 August – Peartree Avenue, Southampton

    We’re working to repair our gas main in Peartree Avenue, Southampton. To keep everyone safe around our work area, we’ve installed temporary two-way traffic lights close to the Freemantle Common Road junction. We’re manually controlling the traffic lights during peak times to help keep traffic moving along the road. All being well, we hope to finish our emergency repair and remove the temporary traffic lights by the end of the week. 



    Monday 7 August - Greenwich Church Street, London SE10 9BJ

    Due to an escape on a medium pressure gas pipe in Greenwich Church Street, we've had to close the one-way system as it turns into Creek Road. This will enable our engineers to carry out safely an emergency repair, which involves a particularly deep excavation in the ground.

    Our work is progressing well and our engineers will be working through the night again to complete the permanent repair as soon as possible.

    A signed diversion is in place for motorists.

    We'll provide a further update tomorrow.