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.
Friday 16 March – A25 High Street, Bletchingley
We have completed repairs to our gas network in the A25 High Street at Bletchingley and the road surface is currently being restored. To ensure everyone’s safety, we've installed temporary four-way traffic lights in the A25 at its junction with Church Lane and Outwood Lane.
We’ll be manually controlling the traffic lights at peak times to help traffic flow along the A25, but we’d encourage motorists to use alternative routes where possible. We'll remove the traffic lights over the weekend once we’ve completed restoring the road.
Friday 16 March – A78, Largs
We’re carrying emergency repairs to our gas main in the A78 in Largs. Our engineers worked through the night to complete the repair and the road surface is currently being restored. To ensure everyone’s safety, we installed temporary three-way traffic lights which are being manually controlled at peak times. We hope to remove the traffic lights later today.
Friday 16 March – St Michael's Road, Portsmouth
We've completed our repairs to our gas main in St Michael's Road, Portsmouth and all roads have now reopened.
Monday 5 March – London Road (A4), Reading
We'll be carrying out emergency repairs to our gas main in London Road (A4), Reading, from 8pm tonight. Our work will take place in London Road, between its junctions with Wokingham Road and the A3290. To keep everyone safe around our work area, we need to temporarily restrict London Road to one lane for motorists travelling eastbound. It is too difficult at this stage to say exactly how long the lane restrictions will be in place, but we will be working extended hours to help minimise disruption as much as possible.