The Gas Mains replacement works in Turney Road have been completed earlier than expected.
It was intended to replace the metallic main and services with a polyethylene (PE) pipe system along the whole stretch of the road. We were warned by SGN and its contractors r&b that these would be major works likely to impact on our environment.
They promised to keep inconvenience to the minimum using ‘non-dig’ techniques. It appears that these techniques of under-surface survey then revealed to their surprise that much of the road already has PE piping and that the old metallic main was only at the ends of the road.
As residents will have seen, the works were conducted on the north-side pavement where the Mains lie, and the excavations were quite small and mostly at the road ends. This led to some confusion as we were expecting more extensive workings as residents were individually advised that new connections into their homes would be made. This is now not necessary.
Where new PE piping has been installed, new connections have been made to adjoining homes. In most of the road the connections remain undisturbed.