Our projects involve the replacement of old, metal gas mains with new plastic pipe as part of our commitment to ensure the reliability of the gas supply to properties in the local area and beyond. We’ve agreed all our work following close consultation with Kent County Council and our contractor WCB Utilities is undertaking this work on our behalf.
Following feedback from the local community and stakeholders, we agreed to reverse our original plans and complete our necessary upgrades in the High Street across the October school holidays, to help minimise disruption in the area.
From Monday 31 August, we’ll be working in the A229 Angley Road from the war memorial to the junction with Wheatfield Way for approximately six weeks. We’ll need to install temporary traffic lights around our work area to keep everyone safe and the traffic flowing.
Once we’ve completed our work in A229 Angley Road, our engineers will begin working in New Road. For everyone’s safety, we’ll need to close New Road from Monday 12 October for approximately five weeks.
On Monday 19 October we’ll progress onto the High Street. To ensure everyone’s safety, we’ll need to close the High Street between the junction with the A229 Angley Road and Cranbrook Fire Station. Through network planning and downsizing our pipes, we’ve been able to reduce the road closure from a planned 12 weeks down to two weeks. New Road will remain closed during this phase. A signed diversion will be in place for motorists and access for residents will be maintained.
Once we’ve completed our work in the High Street, New Road will remain closed for a further week while we complete the final upgrade to our gas mains.
As agreed with the local authority, we’ll be working Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm, and on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. We are mindful of people who live in the area and will try to minimise noisy activities where possible.
We’ve worked closely with UK Government and public health bodies to make sure we’re working in line with expert advice during the coronavirus pandemic. We have extra safety precautions in place to protect you and our colleagues from catching or spreading the virus.
Once our engineers start work, they’ll be happy to answer questions at any time during our project. Please remember to keep a safe distance when speaking to our team or passing our site.
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.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation, if you have any questions please about our Cranbrook project, please contact our Customer Service team on 0800 912 1700.
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