A 16-week project to renew 1,500 metres of gas mains in Wragby Road in Lincoln will see temporary traffic lights in place for nine days from this weekend.
The gas mains in Wragby Road, from Outer Circle Drive to St Giles Avenue, will be replaced to modernise the ageing gas mains in the area.
The project was started by Cadent at the beginning of July and to carry out the work safely temporary traffic lights will replace the permanent traffic lights at the junction of Wragby Road and Ruskin Avenue from Saturday, July 28 to Sunday, August 5.
While the temporary traffic lights are in place Cadent will be working extended hours to complete this phase as quickly as possible.
The lights will be manned from 7am to 7pm every day, but motorists will be advised to leave extra time for their journeys, especially at rush hour.
There will also be temporary traffic lights at the Burton Road/Yarborough Crescent roundabout from Monday, August 13 to Tuesday, August 21 as part of a second major gas mains upgrade in Yarborough Crescent.
Cadent Authorising Engineer Paul Martin said: “This much-needed investment in Lincoln’s gas mains will keep city residents warm and businesses flourishing for decades into the future.
“Wragby Road is a popular route so we’re doing all we can to minimise any inconvenience for motorists and the local community. We have timed our most disruptive work for the school summer holidays – a traditionally quieter time on the roads.
“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.”
Cadent may need to temporarily disconnect people’s gas supplies for short periods while their gas service pipes are replaced and anyone who is affected will be contacted beforehand.