Gas works to close uphill roads this half term

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Drivers have been warned of likely disruption when 1930s iron gas pipes are replaced in uphill Lincoln this half term.

The upgrade is planned for Longdales Road, Nettleham Road and Ruskin Avenue and will require temporary traffic lights at each affected location and the Nettleham Road roundabout from February 16.

Local gas network Cadent will be replacing the ageing metal gas mains with tough new plastic pipes that will last at least 80 years.

It’s part of a city-wide project. So far, more than 70% of the ageing iron gas mains in Lincoln and its surrounding villages have been replaced with the brand new plastic pipes.

Cadent added it may be necessary to temporarily disconnect people’s gas supplies for short periods while their gas service pipes (the pipes that take gas from the main in the road to their homes or businesses) are replaced.

Anyone who is affected will be contacted beforehand.

Cadent Authorising Engineer Paul Martin said: “Cadent is investing in the future of Lincoln’s energy supplies so that local people can continue to heat their homes and cook their food safely. This is the final section of work to upgrade the gas mains in Longdales Road.

“We’ve planned the work for the school holidays to minimise disruption. We’re aiming to finish it as soon as we can. Once the new pipes are in the ground we won’t need to come back and renew them until at least the end of the century.”

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