Roads reopen as gas mains work finishes early

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National Grid work to renew gas mains in the Suffolk village of Clare is set to finish today (August 21), a week early.

Engineers completed work to upgrade 400 metres of gas mains in Cavendish Road and Church Street. Ageing iron gas mains have been replaced with tough, hardwearing plastic pipes that will last for at least 80 years.

Temporary traffic lights in Church Street and parking restrictions in High Street have been removed after the final phase of gas mains renewal was finished in Church Street today.

Cavendish Road, which had been closed for four weeks, was reopened to traffic on Saturday, August 15.

Andrew Stone, National Grid Operations Interface Manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have completed this work ahead of schedule.

“We are very aware of the impact of our work on residents, businesses and motorists. Our teams have been working seven days a week and extra hours to complete this project as soon as possible.

“We would like to thank everyone for bearing with us while we carried out this essential work. The new pipes will help ensure local people enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies until the end of the century.”