Delays Expected Through Charmouth For Gasworks
9:12am 13th November 2012
(Updated 11:54am 13th November 2012)
If you regularly use the A35 through Charmouth, be prepared for some major roadworks starting on Monday.
£1.2M is being spent on upgrading the gas pipeline between Charmouth and Lyme Regis.
During the first phase, the gas main running underneath the A35 will be replaced, one carriageway at a time. To allow room for the manoeuvre of equipment and for everyone's safety, it will be necessary to implement two-way temporary traffic lights for approximately four days.
In early December, the second phase of work will begin in the grass verge at the side of the A35. To ensure the safety of the workforce, two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place for up to ten days outside of peak times.
SGN Construction Manager Colin Horne said: "We have been working in close collaboration with the Highways Agency to plan this work, and we will be doing everything we can to minimise disruption.
"I would like to apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by our work. We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks; however, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, people will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and secure gas supply for years to come."