February 11, 2020 3.49 pm This story is over 45 months old

Gas main works to last 13 weeks on busy Grantham road

The junction with Winchester Road will also be closed for three weeks

Temporary traffic lights will be placed on the A52 Barrowby Road in Grantham from Monday, February 17 for 13 weeks.

It’s to allow for the replacement of 770 metres of ageing iron gas mains with plastic pipes, part of a £200,000 project.

Cadent, carrying out the work, said the existing gas main has required a number of repairs in recent years, resulting in disruption for drivers. This work will prevent similar problems in the future.

The work will take place on the stretch of road between Newton Care Home and Greenhill Road.

The junction of Barrowby Road and Winchester Road will be closed for the first three weeks of the project. Residents will be able to access their homes from the other end of Winchester Road.

Darren Elsom, Director of Cadent’s East Network, said: “We are investing up to £200,000 in the future of Grantham’s gas network, so local people can continue to warm their homes for decades to come.

“Gas is important to Grantham, with more than 84% of homes relying on gas central heating. This pipe has served the town for decades but now it is showing its age and needs to be replaced.

“We appreciate this is a well-used road but it is important this essential work is carried out safely. We will do our best to complete it as soon as possible and minimise inconvenience to residents and motorists.”

The project is part of £115 million investment Cadent is making this year in the gas mains in the East Midlands and East Anglia.

If anyone has any enquiries about this work they can contact Cadent’s customer services team on 0800 835 1111.