Start date: Wednesday 4 September 2019
Approximate duration: Four months
We are working to upgrade the gas network in Brixton Road in the London Borough of Lambeth.
We are investing £2.4 million to replace our old gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local area.
We completed the second phase of this project in Brixton Road on 29 July, ahead of the Ride London event. In consultation with Transport for London and Lambeth Council, we will start our third phase on Wednesday 4 September.
In our previous two phases, we’ve worked to upgrade our gas network in Brixton Road from Camberwell New Road to Wynne Road. Our third phase will see us upgrade an additional section of our network between Normandy Road and Burton Road.
We’ll be working in the southbound bus lane between Normandy Road and Burton Road over approximately four months.
We will maintain two-way traffic along Brixton Road throughout this phase. However, to ensure everyone’s safety, we need to put lane restrictions in place around our work area in the bus lane. Buses will be diverted into the main carriageway of Brixton Road around our site.
We will also need to temporarily close Mostyn Road at its junction with Brixton Road as we progress past this junction to keep everyone safe. We’ll have signed diversions in place for motorists.
We would encourage road users to please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey. You can find advice on planning your journey on Transport for London’s website.
We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. By upgrading our network in Brixton Road, we will continue to keep homes and businesses in south London safe and warm long into the future.
We have some further work to carry out as part of this phase early next year in the northbound carriageway of Brixton Road around the junctions of Groveway and Wynne Road. We are currently planning this with Transport for London and Lambeth Council and will provide further details once confirmed.
You may also be aware that our engineers have been carrying out some investigative work near the junction of Coldharbour Lane recently. This is in preparation for the final phase of our Brixton Road area network upgrade programme that we plan to start in Spring 2020. This will see us replace our gas mains and services on Brixton Road and Brixton Hill around Coldharbour Lane. Again, we are planning this work in close consultation with Transport for London and Lambeth Council and will provide further details once confirmed.