We'll shortly begin work to upgrade our gas network in the Main Street area of Linlithgow.
We are investing £312,000 to replace our old gas mains and services with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local area.
Following discussions with West Lothian Council, the work will start on Monday 8 January 2018 and will last for approximately 12 weeks.
We’ll begin or work in Main Street at its junction with Millerfield. While we’re working here, we’ll need to temporarily close Millerfield at its junction with Main Street to ensure the continued flow of traffic on Main Street. There will be a local diversion in place for motorists and access will be maintained at all times for residents.
Our work will then progress eastwards in Main Street until it becomes Falkirk Road, and then continue in Falkirk Road until we reach its junction with Philip Avenue.
Temporary traffic lights will be in place around our work area throughout the duration of the project and will move alongside our works as they progress along Main Street and Falkirk Road. The lights will be manually controlled during peak times to minimise the inconvenience to motorists.
All businesses in the local area will remain open as usual.
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, Linlithgow residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.