This week we started work to upgrade the local gas
supply network in Henley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
parking may be restricted throughout the whole project; we will advise
residents by letter if this is necessary.
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