• Henley
    Reading Road area


    Start date: 18 September 2017
    Approximate duration: 28 weeks


    This week we started work to upgrade the local gas supply network in Henley. 

    As part of a project to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local community, the existing metal gas mains in the Reading Road area 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. Following discussions with Oxfordshire County Council, the project started on 18 September, with the use of temporary traffic lights from Monday 25 September. We’ll have two teams in place to complete the job. 

    In phase one, we’ll be covering Mill Lane, Newtown Road, Watermans Road, Wilson Avenue, Newtown Gardens, Harpsden Road, Rotherfield Road and the Peppard Lane footway section. Multi-way temporary traffic lights will be in place from Monday 25 September for six weeks. These will be in Reading Road, at its junctions with Mill Lane and Noble Road. We may also need to put up two-way temporary traffic lights in Watermans Road during this phase. We may need to reschedule some of the work for inclusion within phase two, so that we can shut down the project in time for the Henley Christmas embargo in mid-December.  

    Our upgrade programme will restart in January 2018, with a focus on Peppard Lane. Work will continue until February and we may need to close the road at some point. If this is the case, a signed diversion will be in place. 

    At the same time, phase 3 will be underway in Green Lane, St Mark’s Road and St Andrews Road. There is a possibility that two-way temporary traffic lights will be required in Vicarage Road. 

    Finally, phase 4 will start in January and run until March 2018 if we need to complete connections work in Vicarage Road, Norman Avenue and St Mark’s Road. There is a chance we’ll need to use temporary traffic lights in Reading Road at this stage.  

    On street parking may be restricted throughout the whole project; we will advise residents by letter if this is necessary.