Road­works to cause 9 months of mis­ery

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE -

Wishaw driv­ers can ex­pect nine months of road­works mis­ery as part of new plans to im­prove the area’s gas sup­ply.

Gas dis­tri­bu­tion com­pany SGN will shortly be start­ing work to up­grade the lo­cal gas sup­ply net­work in the Nether­ton Road.

SGN project man­ager John Gil­lu­ley this week in­sisted the works, which are due to be­gin on Mon­day, Jan­uary 7, will be worth the short term pain.

He said: “A lot of plan­ning has gone into this project and we’ll be do­ing ev­ery­thing we can to limit dis­rup­tion.

“We ap­pre­ci­ate that road­works can be frus­trat­ing, how­ever, the new plas­tic pipe has a min­i­mum life­span of 80 years.

“This means once the work has been com­pleted, Wishaw homes and busi­nesses will en­joy the ben­e­fits of a con­tin­ued safe and re­li­able gas sup­ply for many years to come.”

The com­pany are in­vest­ing £372,000 to up­grade the gas net­work.

This work i nvolves the re­place­ment of old, metal gas mains with new plas­tic pipe to en­sure a safe and re­li­able gas sup­ply for many years to come.

Fol­low­ing dis­cus­sions with North La­nark­shire Coun­cil, the SGN project will start on Mon­day, Jan­uary 7, and last ap­prox­i­mately 39 weeks.

It will in­volve tem­po­rary traf­fic lights be­ing out in place in Nether­ton Road and Old Manse Road.

The traf­fic lights will be man­u­ally con­trolled dur­ing peak times to min­imise in­con­ve­nience as much as pos­si­ble.

You can find a de­tailed break­down of the work on the SGN web­site.

Mother­well mo­torists should note that from Jan­uary 7, SGN will also be up­grad­ing the gas net­work in Air­bles Road for ap­prox­i­mately five weeks.

Driv­ing ahead The gas works will take around 39 weeks

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