Transporting gas is a day-to-day essential service. Pipelines are largely out of sight and mostly out of mind, but when repairs are needed or pipes need to be upgraded, we have to dig up roads or footpaths. When upgrading pipes or installing a new connection, we can plan the roadworks in advance, but when safety is at stake we must respond quickly and efficiently, and this may mean having to carry out streetworks at very short notice.
We are sorry about the inconvenience caused and thank road users for their patience while essential emergency works are carried out.
Thursday 20 July – Pound Lane, Poole
We're carrying out emergency repairs to our gas main in Pound Lane, Poole.
To ensure everyone's safety around our work area, an eastbound lane closure is in place in Pound Lane at its junction with Fernside Road (A35). This means there is no access into Pound Lane from Fernside Road.
It's likely that our lane closure will remain in place until next week. However, we'll provide a further update as our work progresses.
Wednesday 12 July – Milton Road East, Edinburgh
We need to carry out emergency repair work to our gas main in Milton Road East.
For everyone's safety, a westbound lane closure will be in place after its junction with Sir Harry Lauder Road (A1) before tomorrow morning’s rush hour.
At this stage, it's too early to say how long this work will take to complete.
Monday 10 July – Yester Road, Chislehurst
We are carrying out emergency repairs on our gas main in Yester Road at its junction with Lubbock Road.
This is a particularly complex repair to a critical part of the town’s gas network. As a result, we need to have additional safety precautions in place to ensure the safety of our engineers as well as to maintain gas supplies to the local area. We now hope to complete this repair and reopen Yester Road by Monday 24 July.
Although we will be doing all we can to reopen the road by this date, it is an extremely challenging repair and the situation changes daily. We would advise local residents and road users to continue to check our website for further progress updates.
In the meantime, Yester Road will remain closed either side of the railway bridge. A signed diversion is in place for motorists via Walden Road and Elmstead Lane.
We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused by the ongoing closure of Yester Road. However, we need to keep the road closed to ensure everyone’s safety while we complete our emergency repairs.