Details of the five phases of work to upgrade and repair the gas network on Inverurie’s West High Street have been released by Gas distribution network company SGN.
SGN say that the essential work started in Station Road and Market Place on Monday, (April 6), and will take approximately 12 weeks.
The project forms part of an ongoing gas mains replacement programme developed by SGN with the Health and Safety Executive. SGN say that they are investing £260,000 in replacing 1.5km of the existing metal gas mains and services with modern polyethylene pipe, which has a minimum lifespan of around 80 years and will ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply for the local community for many years to come.
SGN say that to minimise disruption as much as possible works will be carried out in five phases and that for safety it will be necessary for some road and lane closures to be in put place during the project. Local diversions will be in place for traffic.
Phase 1: will take approximately two weeks. SGN will be working in Station Road and Market Place. Station Road will be closed between the West High Street / Station Road / High Street roundabout and Burn Lane. There will be a lane closure in Market Place.
Phase 2: During phase 2 SGN will be working in West High Street, with the road closed between the West High Street / Station Road / High Street roundabout and Constitution Street. Phase 3: During phase 3 SGN will be working in West High Street and the road will be closed between West Church and Constitution Street. These two phases will take approximately five weeks in total.
Phase 4 and 5 will also take approximately five weeks to complete. Phase 4: will see working between Constitution Street and the roundabout at West High Street / North Street / Victoria Street. This section of West High Street will be closed while works are carried out here. Phase 5: SGN will be working in West High Street and at the roundabout at West High Street / North Street / Victoria Street. SGN will also be working at the junction of North Street with Western Road during this phase. There will be a road closure in place in West High Street between Constitution Street and the roundabout, and a lane closure in North Street. While work is carried out on Western Road it will be closed at the junction with North Street.
SGN say that they will be working between 7.30am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.