- Start: 15 October
- End: TBC
Major works are under way to replace a gas pipe that runs under one of Nottingham city centre’s busiest roads.
After 50 years carrying gas under London Road to help heat thousands of local homes and other buildings, the pipe needs replacing to ensure safety.
Cadent, which manages the East Midlands’ local gas network, is working with Nottingham City Council to complete this at the same time as its scheme to create exciting new (and link existing) cycle routes to and through the city.
On the weekend of 15th / 16th October, engineers from Cadent need to work under the pedestrian crossing in the middle of London Road, opposite the entrance to Station Street. All roads will remain open, in all directions, with a reduction in the number of lanes open to traffic. This may lead to a build-up of traffic in the local area.
There should be no interruption to gas supply during this or any other phase of the works.
The old metallic main – commissioned in 1972 – is being replaced with a tough plastic pipe. Upgrading the network in this way helps get the network ready for the arrival soon of low-carbon hydrogen, as well as biomethane, which are seen as essential to local and national plans to achieve ‘net zero’ carbon emissions.
If you smell gas
If you smell gas during this work, nearby or anywhere, always ring the national gas emergency service immediately, day or night, on 0800 111 999*. Do not delay, or assume it’s related to this work. It may not be and must be checked.
New cycle scheme at London Road Junction with Station Street
Following the gasworks, Nottingham City Council will begin work on a new segregated cycleway along Station Street and onto London Road.
These works will involve lane closure.