Southern Gas Networks to upgrade gas supply network in Godalming
Jan 01, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Southern Gas Networks, or SGN, a gas distribution company, has announced that it will start work to upgrade the local gas supply network in the Charterhouse area of Godalming.
According to the company, the existing metal gas mains and services in Charterhouse Road need to be replaced with modern plastic polyethylene pipe to ensure a safe and reliable gas supply to the local area. This essential work forms part of an ongoing mains replacement program developed with the Health and Safety Executive. Work will begin on January 7, 2013 and carried out in three phases, lasting approximately 18 weeks in total.
The project will start with the temporary closure of Charterhouse Road between 44 Charterhouse Road and Peperharow Road for approximately four weeks. The second phase will begin on February 4, 2013 when Charterhouse Road will be closed from Peperharow Road to its junction with Deanery Road and Borough Road for approximately eight weeks.
During the final six-week phase, work will take place in the junction of Charterhouse Road, Borough Road and Deanery Road. Temporary four-way traffic lights will be installed for everyone's safety, the company said.
SGN construction manager Andy Buckle said: "All our work is being carried out in close consultation with Surrey County Council, and we will be doing everything we can to minimize disruption. I would like to apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused by our work. We understand that people can get frustrated by road works; however, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, people will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and secure gas supply for years to come."
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