National Grid to start laying new gas mains in Battersea on Monday

Published: Friday 17th April 15

Motorists and bus passengers are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys through Battersea for the next ten weeks after it was announced that National Grid will begin gas safety improvement works in the area on Monday.

The utility company will start laying new gas mains in Prince of Wales Drive on Monday, April 20, replacing older metal gas pipes with modern, more durable pipework which is much less prone to leaks.

For the initial stage work will be carried out at the junction with Battersea Park Road, before gas engineers continue along Prince of Wales Drive.

To help keep traffic flowing, local diversions will be in place and some bus stops will need to be moved temporarily.

Neil Jackson, National Grid project engineer, said: “Our work in the area will help ensure that local people continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies which help keep them warm throughout the autumn and winter months.

“We are doing all we can to deliver this essential work as smoothly as possible with minimal disruption to local people and road users.”

Around 4,000 local residents and business have received letters from the gas company informing them of the works. For up to date information about the project people can call National Grid on 0800 096 5678 or visit www.roadworks.org.

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And why can't this work be done at night ?? When driving home late in the evening I often come across roads where lanes are closed to allow road works - (most recent Trinity Road) - surely the residents of Prince of Wales Drive don't have their sleeping quarters on the 'road' side of their homes.
Elizabeth Denton

25 April 2015