August 24th, 2009
Essential Gas Mains Replacement – Aylesbury
Information Courtesy of Bucks CC
Southern Gas Networks (SGN) have started work on replacing old gas mains in the Stoke Road area of Aylesbury.
The £90,000 project will see 400 metres of metallic mains in sections of Walton Road, Wendover Road and Stoke Road, replaced with plastic pipe, which has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. The public are advised to avoid Exchange Street and find alternative routes.
This essential work started on 20 July, to coincide with the school summer holiday, and is expected to be completed before schools resume on 3 September. It will start in Walton Road at the junction with Wendover Road, progressing through the gyratory into Stoke Road, towards the railway bridge.
Due to the nature of the work and to ensure everyone’s safety, it will be necessary to implement lane restrictions throughout the course of the project. All the area’s roads will remain open.
SGN Team Manager Bob Taylor said: “We have been working closely with Buckinghamshire County Council and the emergency services to minimise inconvenience to road users, businesses and residents. Access to homes will be maintained and shops will be open for business as usual.
He added: “We understand that people can get frustrated by roadwork’s, and there may be some short-term disruption, but our work will produce a long-term safe and reliable gas supply for this part of the town.”
SGN would like to take this opportunity to thank residents and road users in anticipation of their co-operation and patience. Progress updates will be available by visiting www.scotiagasnetworks.co.uk.
For more information call 0845 2302882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org