Please see below notification of major gas works we have received from Scotland Gas Networks.
We’re writing to provide you with some more information about our work to upgrade the local gas supply network in Kingswood Avenue area of Chatham. Our project involves the essential replacement of old metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure we continue to provide a safe and reliable gas supply to the local area. Our contractor ENZEN will undertake this work on our behalf.
In consultation with Medway Council, our project started in September and is expected to last approximately 34 weeks.
We’re currently working in Gerald Avenue, Symons Avenue and White Road. In addition, over the coming months our teams will be working in the following roads for up to thirteen weeks:
St Leonards Avenue
For everyone’s safety, we’ve installed temporary traffic lights around our current work area in Symons Avenue. We’re expected to complete our work in Symons Avenue by the start of February and these traffic lights will be in place for the duration of our work here.
From Monday 18 February, we’ll be working in the A230 Maidstone Road for approximately one week, close to its junction with Hillcrest Road. To ensure everyone’s safety, we’ll need to install temporary traffic lights in Maidstone Road. These lights will be manually operated between 7am and 7pm on weekdays to manage traffic flow and minimise disruption.
We will need to temporarily close Hillcrest Road for approximately two weeks in mid-February. We will also need to temporarily close Scotteswood Avenue and Kingswood Avenue for approximately two weeks in April. Advanced warning signs will be installed, and signed diversion routes will be in place for motorists when we need to close these roads.
We understand that roadworks can be frustrating. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, Chatham residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.