We are working to upgrade the gas network in Tunstall Road, Sittingbourne.
We are investing £816,000 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 will be working in Tunstall Road in three phases.
Phase one - approximately five weeks
We’ll begin our first phase on Monday 5 February. To keep everyone safe around our work area, we need to temporarily close a section of Tunstall Road between Tunstall Village Hall and St John the Baptist Church for five weeks. During this time, a signed diversion will be in place for through traffic via Hearts Delight Road, Borden Lane, Homewood Avenue, Ufton Lane, Gore Court Road and Woodstock Road.
Phase two - approximately two weeks
On Tuesday 3 April, we’ll start our second phase and Tunstall Road will be temporarily closed between St John the Baptist Church and Cranbrook Drive for two weeks. For this phase we’ll have a separate signed diversion in place for through traffic.
Phase three - approximately six weeks
We’re planning to carry out the final phase of our Tunstall Road project during the school summer holiday to minimise disruption to the local community. We’ll need to temporarily close Tunstall Road between Cranbrook Drive and Woodstock Road from late July until the start of September.
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, Tunstall residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.
Update – 26 March 2018
Our work has progressed well and we are ahead of schedule. We expect to complete phases one and two on Thursday 29 March. We will return to Tunstall Road for phase three as planned on Monday 23 July.
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