• Broadstairs
    Albion Street

     

    Start date: 14 January 2019
    Approximate duration: 23 weeks

     

    We are working to upgrade the gas network in the Albion Street area of Broadstairs. 

    We are investing £372,500 to replace our old gas mains and services with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local area. 

    In consultation with Kent County Council, we will start work on Monday 14 January for approximately 23 weeks. 

    Phase one – approximately eight weeks (updated 11 January 2019 - further update at bottom of page)

    We’ll begin our project on Monday 14 January working in Albion Street for approximately eight weeks. To ensure everyone’s safety, we’ll need to close Albion Street between its junctions with Harbour Street and Alexandra Road for approximately four weeks. A signed diversion will be in place via the B2053 Albion Road, Convent Road and the B2052 North Foreland Road. Access will be maintained for residents in Alexandra Road and The Pathway.

    From Monday 18 February, we'll need to close Thanet Road at its junction with Albion Street. A signed diversion will be in place.

    From Monday 4 March, we will need to install temporary traffic lights for approximately two weeks in Church Road at its junction with Nelson Place.

    Phase two – approximately five weeks

    From Monday 4 March, we’ll be working in Nelson Place between its junctions with Church Road and Crow Hill. To ensure everyone’s safety, we’ll need to install temporary traffic lights around our work area which will move with us as we progress along Nelson Place. We’ll also use these traffic lights while we work in Rectory Road and Devonshire Terrace during this phase.

    We’ll also need to install temporary traffic lights in Stone Road at its junction with Nelson Place and Crow Hill.

    Phase three – approximately eight weeks

    On Monday 1 April we’ll be working in Crow Hill between its junctions with Nelson Place/Stone Road and King’s Avenue. We’ll need to install temporary traffic lights around our work area to keep everyone safe.

    Phase four – approximately six weeks

    From Monday 13 May we’ll be working in Stone Road from its junction with Nelson Place/Crow Hill to its junction with Lanthorne Road/North Foreland Road. To ensure everyone’s safety, we will need to install temporary traffic lights around our work area which will move with us as we progress along Stone Road. We will also need to work in the junctions along Stone Road.

    We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. 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 reliable gas supply for years to come.

     

    Update – 11 February 2019

    During phase one, we’ve had to temporarily close Albion Street between its junctions with Alexandra Road and the High Street due to the location of the gas main. We hope our project will continue as planned throughout the other phases.