ROADWORKS to a main road in and out of Rugby are due to finish a month and a half earlier than expected.
Engineers from gas network Cadent have completed the first phase of a gas pipe upgrade in Lawford Road early – meaning the final phase will finish by mid-March.
The work to replace 1.4 kilometres of iron gas pipe under the road with new hard-wearing plastic pipe began in September and was due to finish at the end of April 2018.
But mild weather conditions, fewer engineering issues than expected and less iron gas pipe to be replaced than originally planned, engineers are due to complete the project ahead of schedule.
Cadent’s Steve Murray said: “We’d like thank everyone for their patience and understanding while we carry out this vital engineering project. We know that there’s been some disruption and we’ll continue to do our best to minimise it.
“With a major project like this it’s vital that we keep everyone safe while we carry out the work and traffic restrictions are needed.”
The final stage of the project, now underway, will see engineers replace the gas main on the south side of Lawford Road, between Parkfield Road and Victoria Street.
Lawford Road will be closed to eastbound traffic between Addison Road and Victoria Street. For traffic heading east towards the A426 there will be a signed diversion route.
Work will temporarily stop on Thursday December 21 and start again on Tuesday January 2. Traffic management will be kept in place and Cadent staff will regularly check barriers and signs are in place.
It is part of Cadent’s £65 million programme to renew 370kms of gas pipes across Warwickshire and the West Midlands this year.
Visit www.bettergaspipes.co.uk or call 0161 703 1000 for more information.