• Lewes
    Meridian Road


    Start date: 3 October 2017
    Approximate duration: 36 weeks


    We've started work to upgrade the local gas supply network in Lewes. 

    Our £1.7 million project involves the replacement of old metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure we continue to provide a safe and reliable gas supply to the local area. Our contractor, Medway Civils & Utilities, will undertake this work on our behalf.

    The essential work forms part of an ongoing mains replacement programme developed with the Health and Safety Executive. Following discussions with East Sussex County Council, the project started on Tuesday 3 October and will be carried out in three phases;

    Phase one - we’ll be covering Churchill Road, Crisp Road, De La Warr Road, Landport Road, Horsefield Road, Fitzroy Road, Eridge Road, Evelyn Road, Baxter Road, Stansfield Road, Meridian Road, Kingsley Road, Arundel Green, Lee Road, Blois Road, Landport Road and Pellbrook Road. We will suspend our work in between phase one and two – from Friday 15 December to Monday 15 January – to avoid disrupting the town during the busy festive period.

    Phase two - will restart in January 2018 with a focus on Firle Crescent, North Way (west), Middle Way (west), Highdown Road, Mount Harry Road, Hamsey Crescent, East Way, Downs Close, Caburn Crescent and Windover Crescent. This phase will last approximately 10 weeks and we will suspend our work in between phase two and three – from Friday 30 March to Monday 16 April – to avoid disrupting the town during the Easter break.

    Phase three - The final part of the project will start in April 2018 and run until June 2018, we will be working in Christie Road, Mildmay Road, Fitzjohns Road, King Henry’s Road, Gundreda Road, Clare Road and Neville Road. 

    On-street parking may be restricted throughout the whole project; we will advise residents by letter if this is necessary. There is also a possibility that temporary traffic lights will be required in Neville Road during phase three.

    All businesses in the local area will remain open as usual. We do have a compensation scheme in place for local businesses which suffer a genuine loss of trade because of our work. Packs are available from our website, via the Publications section.  

    We understand that roadworks can be frustrating. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, Lewes residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come. 

    Project update: Thursday 8 February

    Phase one is nearing completion, however we still have work to do in Arundel Green, Landport Road and Blois Road. All being well, the phase will be finished by the end of this month.

    We now anticipate that for work planned as part of phase three, the upgrade in Neville Road will be completed next year.