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Gas mains renewal work in Timperley to be carried out by National Grid
12:00pm Thursday 19th April 2012 in News
NATIONAL Grid is spending more than £ 2.1 million on renewing gas mains in Timperley.
The utility giant says the work will ensure that gas continues to be delivered safely and reliably to homes, businesses, shops, offices and schools in the area.
Work starts in April and will take 12 months to complete. Engineers will be replacing 25km of old metal pipes with new plastic ones which will last for at least 80 years. These pipes will deliver gas on demand for generations to come.
The work will be carried out in the WA15 postcode area and the main roads affected will be Shaftesbury Avenue, Clover Road, Green Lane North, Aimson Road West, Granville Road, Greenhill Road, Ridgeway Road, Moss Lane, Lawson Drive and Lorraine Road.
National Grid says it will use new technology to reduce the scale of road works where possible and will make sure that people affected by the work get information before it starts.
In the north west, National Grid will be renewing 554km of gas mains.
Stephen Murray, alliance manager, National Grid said: “Our purpose is to connect people to the energy they use. This investment will make sure we can all rely on having energy at our finger tips, whenever we need it. Our society is built on the warmth and light we rely on at home, and the power which keeps our factories and offices going.
“National Grid holds a vital position at the centre of the energy system. We join everything up.”