Update - Tuesday 19 November
We've now completed all engineering and reinstatement work at Calverley Road's junction with Lansdowne Road. This has enabled us to safely reopen the road and remove our traffic lights this afternoon.
We’d like to thank Tunbridge Wells residents, traders and road users for their patience and understanding while we upgraded our network here.
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.