We know that during the coronavirus outbreak, our communities will rely on us now more than ever to keep them safe and warm. The safety of our communities and our employees will remain our number one priority in the weeks and months ahead.
Project update - Thursday 11 March:
After liaising with Kent County Council to carry out urgent gas network upgrades in Liptraps Lane and Lamberts Road from January, we completed all engineering and reinstatement work here in mid-February.
Our engineers removed our barriers, clear our site and reopen the road fully, so southbound motorists can travel along Liptraps Road once more.
As mentioned in previous updates, we're currently working in nearby Sandhurst Road to complete essential gas network upgrades. This needs to go ahead now, rather than wait until the pandemic passes, to ensure your local community continues to receive a safe and reliable gas supply.
From Monday 22 February, we'll be working at Sandhurst Road's junction with the A264. To ensure everyone's safety, we need to install temporary traffic lights around this work area. We expect to be able to safely reopen Sandhurst Road fully by Friday 19 March.
We’re working closely with UK Government and public health bodies to make sure we work safely and in line with expert advice during the coronavirus outbreak. We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our customers from catching or spreading the virus as we carry out our safety-critical project.
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 our work in Tunbridge Wells is complete, residents and businesses will continue to enjoy the benefits of safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come.