We’re investing £490,000 to upgrade our gas network in the Bishopmill area of Elgin. As part of the wider project in the area, we’ll shortly begin work in LesmurdieRoad.
This essential work involves the replacement of old, metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply.
Following discussions with Moray Council, our work will start on Monday 7 August and will last for approximately 20 weeks. We’ve split this part of our project into two phases, to help minimise disruption.
Phase one – approximately eight weeks
We’ll start work in Lesmurdie Road on Monday 7 August. To ensure everyone’s safety, the road will be reduced to one-way between its junctions with Lossiemouth Road and Reid Street for the duration of this phase. A signed diversion route will be in place for motorists via the A96 and the A941 North Street. The road closure diversion route is in place to ensure the safety of motorists, pedestrians and our engineers. Access for residents will be maintained at all times.
Phase two – approximately 12 weeks
During this phase, two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place in Lesmurdie Road between its junctions with Reid Street and Chandlers Rise.
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, Elgin residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come. We always aim to minimise disruption and we will make every effort to ensure our works are completed as soon as possible.