We’ve been working to upgrade the gas network in Bath Road, Bournemouth, since January this year.
As part of a project to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local community, the existing metal gas mains and services need to be replaced with modern plastic pipe.
The essential work forms part of an ongoing mains replacement programme developed with the Health and Safety Executive.
We had planned to finish the majority of our work by Easter, however the project has now been reconfigured to take into account the installation of two new underground gas governors.
In agreement with Yellow Buses and Bournemouth Borough Council, it has been decided that Russell Cotes Road will remain closed until 23 March. This is to avoid unnecessary congestion while two-way traffic lights are in place from the St Peters roundabout.
Up until 23 March, our engineers will be completing work on the section of gas main in Bath Road from Russell Cotes Road down to Bath Hill roundabout. At the same time, we will also be carrying out the installation of the new gas governors located on the green opposite the Royal Bath Hotel.
From 23 March to 16 April (the Easter Holiday period) the road will be re-instated and no work will take place.
Between 16 April and the beginning of June, our work will cross the Bath Hill roundabout and then down along Bath Road towards the seafront, to the car park near the rear of the Pavilion Theatre. These works will take approximately seven to eight weeks to complete. To ensure everyone’s safety, we will also need to use three-way temporary traffic lights during this phase.
We would like to thank local residents and motorists for their continued patience and understanding while we complete this major gas mains replacement project.