We are working to upgrade the gas network in Canterbury Road (A259), Folkestone.
We are investing £360,000 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.
In consultation with Kent County Council, we’ll be working in Canterbury Road in two phases.
We’ll start our first phase on Monday 12 February. To ensure everyone’s safety, we need to temporarily close the A259 Canterbury Road southbound at its junction with the A260 and Churchill Avenue for one week. A signed diversion will be in place for road users via Churchill Avenue and Cherry Garden Avenue. The road will reopen as usual until we return for our final phase at the end of March.
We’ll start our final phase on Thursday 29 March. To ensure everyone’s safety, we need to temporarily close the A259 Canterbury Road roundabout northbound at its junction with the A260 and Churchill Avenue for two weeks. A signed diversion will be in place for road users via Black Bull Road and Cheriton Road.
We’ve planned to carry out these phases during the school half-term and Easter holidays to minimise disruption to the local community.
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, Folkestone residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.