TEMPORARY traffic lights and closures will be in place from next week as gas pipe replacement work starts.
Gas network Cadent will be renewing nearly a mile of gas mains in Doncaster Road, East Dene, from Monday, February 12, and the work is expected to take 18 weeks.
Cadent said ageing metal gas mains will be replaced with tough, new plastic pipes that will last for at least 80 years.
Cadent authorising engineer Paul Martin said: “The existing gas main is nearing the end of its natural life and needs to be replaced.
“The new gas pipe will keep people safe and warm until the end of the century.
“To keep people safe, there will need to be temporary traffic lights and junction closures throughout the work.
“We appreciate that this can be disruptive but we will do our best to reduce any inconvenience to local people and complete the work as soon as we can.”
The work will start at the roundabout of Doncaster Road and Mowbray Street and finish at Middle Lane.
The first phase of the project starts on Monday (February 12) and is expected to take four weeks.
During this phase there will be temporary traffic lights in Doncaster Road, near Oak Meadows.
As the work progresses, the temporary traffic lights will move down Doncaster Road and there will be junction closures at Foljambe Road, St John’s Road, First Avenue, Oxford Street and Cranworth Road.
For more information contact Cadent’s customer services team on 0800 096 5678.