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 or at night.
We are sorry about the inconvenience caused and thank road users for their patience while essential emergency works are carried out.
Thursday 16 August - B284 Hook Road, Epsom
We've made several emergency repairs to our gas network in Hook Road and we're continuing to work as quickly and safely as possible to complete the remaining repairs.
Hook Road remains closed to northbound motorists from East Street to the Chase Road roundabout for everyone's safety. We've also needed to close the inside lane on East Street approaching the junction with Hook Road.
From midday tomorrow (Friday 17 August), we will be able to reopen the inside lane on East Street approaching the junction and motorists will be able to enter Hook Road for access to Fennies Nursery, Woodstock Court flats and the multi-storey car park.
To ensure everyone's safety, we need to close Hook Road to traffic in both directions between the Woodstock Court and Chase Road roundabouts from midday tomorrow while our engineers carry out work between these junctions over the weekend. A signed diversion will be in place for motorists via Longmead Road, Chessington Road, Ewell Bypass, Epsom Road and East Street.
All being well, we hope to complete our repairs and fully reopen Hook Road by the end of next week (Friday 24 August).
Wednesday 15 August - Highfield Road, Dartford
Our emergency repair work in Highfield Road is ongoing.
The Highfield Road one-way system remains closed between Instone Road and Spring Vale North to allow our engineers room to dig safely. Access has been maintained for Spring Vale North residents via Summerhill Road. A signed diversion route is in place for through traffic via Heath Lane, Shepherds Lane and West Hill.
We expect our work to continue into next week and we'll post updates here.
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