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.
We need to carry out safety-critical work to upgrade the gas network in your area. 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.
Following close consultation with the London Borough of Greenwich and Transport for London, our project will start on Monday 25 January 2021 and last approximately 16 weeks.
Phase one – starting Monday 25 January for approximately two weeks
From Monday 25 January, we'll be working in Woolwich Common Road, south of its junction with Nightingale Place and outside Petrie House. For everyone’s safety around our work area, it will be necessary to temporarily reduce the A205 Woolwich Common Road around our work area. We will implement a contraflow system to maintain traffic flow in both directions.
Cyclists can continue to travel southbound and advance ‘no overtaking’ signs will be installed. We will also need to suspend the bus stop at this location.
Phase two – starting Monday 8 February for approximately five weeks
From Monday 8 February, we'll progress southwards along the A205 Woolwich Common Road to work outside Ruegg House. For everyone’s safety, we'll need to install temporary two-way traffic lights around our work area. The bus stop at this location will remain suspended.
Phase three – starting Monday 15 March, for approximately nine weeks
We will then progress southwards to work between Watling House and Circular Way. For everyone’s continued safety, our temporary multi-way traffic lights will remain in place around our work area. A pedestrian crossing will also remain in place, however, the bus stop at this location will be suspended.
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 the work is complete, local residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.