Gas mains repairs will mean months of traffic disruption

JPCT 24-07-12 S12291286X Pease Pottage junction, Crawley Road, Forest Road, Roffey. Gas Main Renewals notice of delays -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT 24-07-12 S12291286X Pease Pottage junction, Crawley Road, Forest Road, Roffey. Gas Main Renewals notice of delays -photo by Steve Cobb
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Motorists coming into Horsham face months of delays as work to replace gas mains begins between Crawley Road and Forest Road.

Starting on Monday July 30, the Southern Gas Networks project to replace existing metal gas mains with modern plastic polyethylene piping will last around 22 weeks in four phases.

Work will begin in Crawley Road between All Saints Church and the Horsham Car Centre, with two-way temporary traffic lights in place for two weeks.

Crews will then move southbound along Crawley Road to its junction with Forest Road and Harwood Road. The existing traffic lights will be replaced with four-way temporary traffic lights around the site area for 12 weeks.

Then in early November the works will continue in Crawley Road to the junction with Forest Road, with temporary two-way lights for around six weeks.

For the final phase of the project, construction will move to Forest Road between Forest Mews and the Beech Road/Elgar Way roundabout.

Andy Gilbert, SGN construction manager, said: “I would like to apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by our work. We understand that people can get frustrated by road works; however, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, people will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and secure gas supply for years to come.”

More information visit www.sgn.co.uk or call 0845 070 1431.