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Jul 22 2011

Gas Mains work in Sudbury Hill

National Grid is replacing 2.3km of ageing metallic gas mains along Sudbury Hill. Tough new plastic pipes – which should last for many years – are replacing the old mains. The work will help ensure people in the area continue to enjoy safe, secure and reliable gas supplies in future years.

To enable work to be carried out a one-way road closure will be in place between the junctions with Greenford Road and South Hill Avenue from Saturday 23 July for around six weeks. A diversion route will be in place along with advance warning signs.

The next phase of the project will see work continue up to the junction of Roxeth Hill. Temporary two-way traffic lights will be used during this phase of the work.

This project has been carefully planned in close discussion with Harrow Council, adjoining highway authorities and other agencies to ensure that it is carried out with a minimum of disruption.

As gas service pipes to properties are also being replaced, engineers will need access to affected properties and advance notice will be given. People should ask to see official identification before letting people into their property. For more advice on this and to verify the identity of a National Grid employee call 0845 605 6677.

Work on the scheme began earlier this year and it is anticipated that work will continue in the area for the remainder of the year.

National Grid is doing all it can deliver the work with a minimum of disruption and apologies for any inconvenience.
Work is being carried out by the North London Gas Alliance, a partnership between National Grid and Skanska. The projects form part of National Grid’s ongoing mains replacement programme as agreed with the Health and Safety Executive.

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