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Gas Mains Upgrade Resumes In Bridport Town Centre


3:52pm 28th January 2013

Major work to replace a gas main has started today in Bridport.

The third phase of the scheme in East Street will run up until the Easter Bank Holiday at the end of March.

Wessex FM has had this statement from Southern Gas Networks:

"During this final phase, work will take place in East Street between South Street and King Street. To allow room for the manoeuvre of heavy plant and equipment and ensure everyone's safety, it will be necessary to make some changes to the existing traffic management at times during this phase.

We will need to suspend all on-street parking in this section of East Street between Monday, 28 January and Sunday, 3 March.

In addition, we will need to close Downes Street at its junction of East Street from Monday, 28 January until Sunday, 3 February. During this time, traffic will be able to temporarily travel in both directions in Downes Street.

The taxi rank opposite NatWest Bank will be temporarily suspended between Sunday, 3 February and Sunday, 24 February, with the nearest alternative taxi rank located in West Street.

We will need to install temporary two-way traffic lights in East Street when our works reach the junction with Barrack Street. The temporary signals will be in place for approximately two weeks. There will be no access for emergency vehicles at the junction of East Street and Barrack Street between Sunday, 24 February and Sunday, 3 March. Alternative access will be via St Andrew's Road."

SGN Construction Manager Colin Horne said: "All our work is being carried out in close consultation with Dorset County Council and Bridport Town Council, 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, and that there have been some delays to this project, however, this is essential work to ensure a safe and reliable gas supply in Bridport for many years to come."

A short video is available on our website to explain more about what to expect from our mains replacement work.

Watch the video by CLICKING HERE.

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