We will shortly be starting work to upgrade our gas network in Station Road, Armadale. This essential work, worth £120,000, involves the replacement of old metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure we continue to provide a safe and reliable gas supply to the local area. Our contractor George Ritchie & Son Utilities will undertake this work on our behalf.
So that we can minimise disruption, we have carefully consulted and planned our works in partnership with West Lothian Council. Our work will begin on Saturday 6 January is expected to last approximately 10 weeks.
We’ll start work in Station Road, at its junction with Lower Bathville and Upper Bathville. Three-way temporary traffic lights will be in place while we work at this junction, and Upper Bathville will be closed at its junction with Station Road. A diversion route for motorists will be in place via Anderson Avenue.
Our work will then continue southwards down Station Road for the remaining weeks until we reach its junction with Morgan Way. Two-way temporary traffic lights will continue to be in place around our work are as we move down the road.
When we reach the junctions of both Brown Street and Anderson Avenue, they will be closed at the junction with Station Road. A diversion route will be in place for motorists. There will also be no right turn from Louvain Gardens and no left turn from the car park in Bathville Court.
We’ll be manually controlling the traffic lights during peak times to help reduce disruption as much as possible. Parking suspensions will be in place in the road throughout to ensure continued traffic flow.
We will be working five days a week, 7.30am – 4.15pm, and will work weekends and extended hours when required. We are mindful of those people who live in the area and will try to minimise noisy activities where possible.
We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, Armadale residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.