Tunbridge Wells, Calverley Road

Update - Friday 15 November

Our engineers have made excellent progress upgrading our gas network at Calverley Road’s junction with Lansdowne Road this week.

We'll be finishing the remaining engineering work over the weekend, and then we’ll begin to restore the road surface to its original condition from Sunday evening.

During reinstatement, we may only attend the site for short periods to carry out checks or add to the next layer of material. We must wait until the new road surface has completely set before it’s safe to clear our barriers, reopen Calverley Road to motorists and remove the temporary traffic lights at the roundabout. All being well, we expect to complete our resurfacing work by Tuesday 19 November.

We’d like to thank local residents, traders and road users for their continued understanding while we carry out this essential work.

 

Start date: Monday 11 November

Approximate duration: Two weeks

We’ve started essential work to upgrade a section of our network in Calverley Road in Tunbridge Wells as part of our commitment to ensure the reliability of the gas supply to properties in the local area.

We’ve agreed our work following close consultation with Kent County Council. We’ll start our work on Monday 11 November and it will last approximately two weeks.

We’re upgrading our network in Calverley Road at its roundabout junction with Lansdowne Road. During this time, Calverley Road will be shut to motorists between these Camden Road and the roundabout for safety. A signed diversion will be in place via Camden Road, Garden Road and Lansdowne Road.

For everyone’s safety and to maintain traffic flow, we’ll also need to install multi-way temporary traffic lights at its roundabout junction with B2249 Calverley Park Road, A264 Crescent Road and Lansdowne Road. We’ll be manually operating these lights between 7am and 7pm each day.

We’ll be working extended hours and weekends to minimise the length of disruption to residents, road users and traders. We expect to complete this work and reopen Calverley Road by Friday 22 November.

Pedestrian access will be unaffected while the road is closed to motorists. All businesses and car parks will remain open around our site as usual during our work. You will still be able to safely access homes and shops around our site on foot.

While we understand there’s no ideal time to carry out our work, we need to replace these old pipes. We’ve repaired several leaks on these sections of pipe in recent months as they near the end of their useful lives.

The new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years, so when this work is complete, we’ll be able to keep Tunbridge Wells homes and businesses safe and warm long into the future.