MAJOR work to improve Leamington’s gas supply gets under way next week.
Cadent, which manages the gas network in the West Midlands, is working with Warwickshire County Council to complete a major project which will see over £300,000 invested into reinforcing the gas pipe that supplies energy to nearly 5,000 homes in the town.
Craig Chittem, Cadent’s Lead Delivery Engineer for the project, said: “Our job is to keep gas flowing to heat homes, schools, offices and many other buildings in the local area, as well as future-proof the network ready for greener gases like hydrogen. Due to expansion in the area, it has become necessary to reinforce the gas supply.
“During this project we’ll be laying around 1.6km of large and durable plastic pipe that will reinforce the gas network and secure the gas supply for nearly 5,000 homes.
“It’s a big but vital project and we’re trying to work as quickly and as safely as possible to limit the disruption to the community. We want to thank everyone for their patience while we complete these works.”
To reduce disruption, the work will be completed in phases. There will be a two week overlap between each phase, where gas will be put through the system so that testing can be carried out on the new pipes.
Phase one starts on Monday (April 3) for four weeks. Bath Street will be closed from the junction of Gloucester Street to the junction of Spencer Street.
Phase two starts on May 1 for six weeks. Spencer Street and Lower Avenue will be closed.
And phase three starts on May 25 for six weeks. Multiway signals set up at the junction of Radford Road / Leam Terrace / Eastnor Grove for two weeks, then rolling two-way signals on Radford Road for four weeks.
Customers with questions about the works can contact Cadent Customer Services on 0800 389 8000.