Gas Mains Replacement in Moreton!

Last year we suffered disruption to traffic on Hoylake Road as a result of United Utilities replaceing the water main.    This year starting in July, National Grid are replacing the gas main, causing further disruption.    Below you will see the notification I have received.  It seems it is not just Hoylake Road, but it is some side roads as well, two of which have just been resurfaced by the Council.

National Grid is undertaking a major programme of gas mains replacement – in total, we are spending £96m on replacing 585km of metal mains with modern plastic pipe across the North West in the current financial year. The gas pipes which run beneath the streets of Moreton have served us well but is is now time to replace them.     We know that this will inevitably cause disruption to your constituents, but the new gas pipes are designed to last at least 80 years once they are in the ground.

The work in your constituency will start on Monday 26th July and will take between six and eight weeks to complete and will largely be carried out during the school summer holidays to minimise disruption.

The streets which will be affected are Hoylake Road, Digg Lane, Rosslyn Drive, Barnston Lane, Chadwick Street & Holt Avenue.

There will be no road closures on the scheme, however, there will be two/ three way lights in operation where necessary to ensure the safety of the teams on site, road users and pedestrians.

Our intention is to start work at the junction of Chadwick Street and continue to the junction of Holt Avenue.     Then, while this stretch is being reinstated, we will move onto Rosslyn Drive.    Once that is complete, we will move back to the junction of Holt Avenue and continue with all works along Hoylake road until completion.

In total, we will be replacing 412 metres of gas main and, where possible, will be inserting the new pipe into the existing main to reduce the need for excavations.

Jeanette Unsworth
Regional Communications Adviser
Media and Regional Communications
Corporate Affairs
National Grid

E-mail: jeanette.unsworth@uk.ngrid.com
Out of office hours call 0800 111 999 and ask for the duty press officer

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