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.
Tuesday 24 April - College Lane, East Grinstead
We are carrying out emergency work to repair our gas main in College Lane, East Grinstead. To ensure the safety of our engineers and members of the public, we have closed College Lane between Lewes Road and Old Road.
Specialist equipment has arrived on site this morning to allow us to complete our permanent repair. Our engineers are working on fitting this equipment now and, all being well, we will be ready to begin restoring the road surface later today. We will provide a further update shortly.
Monday 23 April - A40 Sunderland Avenue, Oxford
We are carrying out emergency repairs to our gas main on the A40 Sunderland Avenue in Oxford. To ensure the safety of the public and our engineers we have had to close the inside lane of the westbound carriageway between the Cutteslowe Roundabout and the Wolvercote Roundabout.
We appreciate this is a particularly traffic sensitive location and are working extended hours in order to complete our repairs as soon as possible.
We would like to thank motorists and local residents for their patience while we carry out this complex repair. We will keep you updated on our progress.
Monday 23 April - A30 London Road, Hartley Wintney
We've started emergency repair work to our gas main on the A30 London Road in Hartley Wintney at its junctions with Thackham's Lane and Dilly Lane.
To ensure everyone's safety around our work area, we have suspended the existing traffic lights at the intersection. We've installed temporary four-way traffic lights and temporarily relocated the pedestrian crossings while we complete our repair.
We will provide an update on our work on Wednesday 25 April.
Friday 20 April - Chapel Lane, Otterbourne, Winchester
We're carrying out emergency work to repair our gas main in Chapel Lane, Otterbourne. We have maintained access at both ends of Chapel Lane but have needed to close a section in between to ensure the safety of the public and our engineers around our work area.
Our engineers have made a temporary repair on our gas main but specialist equipment is required to complete a permanent repair. This equipment is due to arrive by next Wednesday at the latest for us to continue work. In the meantime, our engineers will continue to monitor our work area. We’ll provide a further update on our progress next week.
Thursday 19 April - Pitmore Lane, Sway, Lymington
We're continuing with our emergency repair work on Pitmore Lane and the road remains closed between Shirley Holms and Pauls Lane. We've repaired multiple leaks on this section of our network so far however, this is a complex repair and the work is likely to continue over the weekend and into next week.
Signed diversions for motorists will be in place until our engineers have completed repairs to our gas main. We are doing everything we can to finish the repairs as quickly and safely as possible and thank you for your patience and understanding.
Thursday 19 April - Watling Street, Bletchley, Milton Keynes
We are carrying out emergency work to repair our gas main in Watling Street, Bletchley, Milton Keynes. To ensure the safety of our engineers and members of the public, four-way temporary traffic lights are in place at the mini roundabouts where Watling Street, High Street, Aylesbury Street and Simpson Road meet. It's too early to say how long our work will take however, we'll be working extended hours to complete our repairs as quickly as possible. We'll keep you updated here.
Tuesday 17 April - New Road, Southampton
Our emergency work to replace our gas main in New Road, Southampton is progressing well. To ensure the continued safety of our engineers and members of the public, New Road is reduced to one lane in both directions between Kingsway and Palmerston Road. As motorists are required to drive in the bus lanes, the bus lane cameras have been temporarily turned off until our work is completed.