Gas mains upgrade in pipeline
Published Friday, 21 September 2012
A six-week project to upgrade the local gas network in Wellhall Road, Hamilton is set to get underway on Tuesday 25 September.
This essential work will replace 681m of iron mains with modern flexible polyethylene (PE) pipe which has a minimum lifespan of 80 years.
The work will be carried out in four phases starting in Wellhall Road. This will be followed by work on Lilybank Road, Hiltonbank Street and Allanshaw Road. The exact phasing of these works is yet to be confirmed as a degree of flexibility is required due to operational requirements.
There will be two-way temporary traffic lights in place on Wellhall Road from 25 September for the duration of all the works, from its junction with Lilybank Steet to its junction with Hiltonbank Street.
There will be no road closures involved during these works.
Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to residents, businesses and road-users.
As part of the planning process Scotland Gas Networks (SGN) have met with the council and will continue to work with it and local residents throughout the course of the project.
SGN project manager Peter Ferguson said: "We understand that people get frustrated by roadworks and would like to thank them for their patience. We will do everything we can to minimise disruption.
"This essential work will mean that people will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come."
The £112,000 programme of works by SGN will be carried out by CBZ Utilities Ltd.