Roadworks to cause 9 months of misery
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