We know that during the coronavirus outbreak, our communities will rely on us now more than ever to keep them safe and warm. The safety of our communities and our employees will remain our number one priority in the weeks and months ahead.
We need to carry out safety-critical work to upgrade the gas network in your area. This needs to go ahead now, rather than wait until the pandemic passes, to ensure your local community continues to receive a safe and reliable gas supply.
Following close consultation with Kent County Council, our project will start on Monday 15 June and last approximately 14 weeks.
Our engineers will be working in Tonbridge High Street between its junction with Portman Park to outside The Ivy House.
To ensure everyone's safety while we upgrade our network, High Street will be closed to northbound motorists around our work area. A signed diversion will be in place via Bordyke, Hadlow Road and Yardley Park Road.
HGVs travelling northbound will need to follow the alternative signed diversion route via the A26, A21 and B245 London Road.
Southbound traffic along High Street will be unaffected by our work here.
Pedestrian access to homes and businesses will be maintained with social distancing.
We’re working closely with UK Government and public health bodies to make sure we work safely and in line with expert advice during the coronavirus outbreak. We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our customers from catching or spreading the virus as we carry out our safety-critical project.
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 our work in Tonbridge is complete, residents and businesses will continue to enjoy the benefits of safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come.
Project update: Tuesday 22 September
We completed our project and safely removed our barriers and equipment from Tonbridge High Street on Friday 18 September.
We'd like to thank Tonbridge residents, businesses and road users for their continued patience and understanding while we carried out this essential work.