Rush hour delays during gas mains work

Drivers in Lincoln will face rush hour delays around the Yarborough Road area from next week due to the replacement of ageing gas mains.

Cadent will start work on a 16 week project on Wednesday, July 4 to replace 1.8kms in Yarborough Crescent and Yarborough Road, from the Newport/Riseholme Road junction to Upper Long Leys Road.

Between August 12-20 there will be temporary traffic lights at the Burton Road/Yarborough Crescent roundabout, which will be controlled by staff on site from 7am to 7pm.

The tough new plastic pipes will replace the ageing metal gas mains and last at least 80 years.

Some of the work may take place partially in the road, but lane closures or temporary traffic lights shouldn’t be needed for most of the project.

Drivers are advised to leave extra time for their journeys especially at busy times.

Cadent may need to temporarily disconnect people’s gas supplies for short periods of time while their gas service pipes are replaced, but anyone affected will be contacted beforehand.

Cadent Authorising Engineer Paul Martin said: “We are investing in new gas pipes to keep Lincoln homes warm and local businesses thriving for many years to come.

“The current gas mains are ageing and need to be replaced. We are very conscious that this is a busy road. We’ll do all we can to finish the work as soon as possible and minimise any disruption.

“We’d greatly appreciate people’s patience while we carry out this essential work. Once we’ve installed the new pipes we won’t need to come back and renew them until at least the end of the century.”

Anyone with enquires about the work should contact Cadent’s customer services team on 0800 096 5678.