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Gas network upgrade along Bothwell Road in Hamilton

Published Monday, 08 October 2018

SGN van with employee

Gas distribution company SGN will shortly be starting work to upgrade the local gas supply network in Bothwell Road, Hamilton.

SGN is investing £367,000 to upgrade its gas network in Bothwell Road, Hamilton. This essential work involves the replacement of old, metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come.

Following discussions with South Lanarkshire Council, the project will start on Monday 15 October and last approximately 19 weeks.

From Monday 15 October, SGN will be working in Bothwell Road from its junction with Arthur Street progressing north to its junction with May Street. Work here will last approximately seven weeks. For everyone’s safety, we will need to close the nearside lane in Bothwell Road’s northbound carriageway. This lane closure will be in small sections progressing northwards.

After a short break for Christmas and the New Year, SGN return to Bothwell Road near the entrance to the industrial estate opposite Hamilton Race Course. For the remaining seven weeks of the project, SGN will be working in various locations in Bothwell Road between May Street and Candymill Lane. The work will require the need to close the nearside lane in Bothwell Road’s northbound carriageway in the sections being worked in.

The only exception is for a short phase of work at the beginning of February 2019. At the beginning of this phase the nearside lanes will be closed in both carriageways. SGN will then re-open the nearside lanes and close the offside lanes in both carriageways towards the end of this phase.

A detailed breakdown of the work, including exactly where the work is taking place is on the SGN Bothwell Road project page.

SGN Project Manager David Black said: “A lot of planning has gone into this project and we’ll be doing everything we can to limit disruption. We appreciate that roadworks can be frustrating, however, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means once the work has been completed, Hamilton homes and businesses will enjoy the benefits of a continued safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come.”

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