Gas mains work in Armthorpe

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Work is due to start on Monday on a National Grid project to keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in Armthorpe.

National Grid will upgrade more than 350 metres of gas pipes in Nutwell Lane and Cowhouse Lane, up to the junction with Ruskin Drive.

The work is expected to take up to four weeks.

Kevin Blundell, Engineering Manager at the National Grid, said: “National Grid’s job is to connect people to the energy they use.

This project will keep the gas flowing safely to local homes and businesses for decades to come.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

To help reduce disruption to motorists and residents the work has been planned to start in the school summer holidays. If anyone has any queries about National Grid’s work please contact 0800 096 5678.”

To carry out the work safely, the following traffic management measures will be in place:

· One section of Nutwell Lane will be made one-way, from the Church Street/Mill Street/Nutwell Lane roundabout to Cowhouse Lane. Motorists entering Armthorpe from Doncaster will be able to use Nutwell Lane as usual; however, traffic coming into Armthorpe from Old Cantley and Nether Cantley will be diverted via Cowhouse Lane, Gunhills Lane, Rands Lane and Mill Street.

· The junction of Nutwell Lane and Kingsley Crescent will be closed. Access to Kingsley Crescent will be via Cowhouse Lane and Ruskin Drive.

The existing iron mains will be replaced with tough new plastic pipes that have a lifespan of at least 80 years if left undisturbed in the ground.

The work is being carried out on behalf of National Grid by a partnership between Skanska and Morrison Utility Services.

The project is part of an £800 million investment National Grid is making to renew gas mains in the East of England region running up until 2021.

Over the next 12 months the company will be upgrading some 350kms of pipe in the region.