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
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;
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.
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.
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.