• Bournemouth
    Bath Road


    Start date: 8 January 2018
    Approximate duration: 22 weeks


    Update 19 June: This project is now complete. We'd like to thank Bournemouth residents and businesses for your patience and understanding while we upgraded the local gas network.


    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.

    On Monday 16 April, we’ll start our final phase of work in Bath Road. To ensure everyone’s safety around our site, we will need to close Bath Road northbound from the Pier Approach Flyover to Upper Hinton Road. This section of Bath Road will become one way for southbound traffic only until mid-June. A signed diversion will be in place for northbound traffic along Exeter Road, Terrace Road, Poole Hill, Cambridge Road, Wessex Way, St Pauls Road, St Swithun’s Road South and Gervis Road. We will also need to close Hinton Road and Russell Cotes Road with signed diversions in place for through traffic. Access to these roads will be maintained for residents and businesses only. We will maintain access to properties in Bath Road, as well as access to Westover Road, throughout the one-way closure.

    We would like to thank local residents and motorists for their continued patience and understanding while we complete this major gas mains replacement project.