Gas upgrade in pipeline for Bramber

Southern Gas Networks will shortly be starting work to upgrade the local gas supply network in Bramber as part of a £83,000 project.

The existing metal gas mains and services in The Street need to be replaced with modern plastic polyethylene pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local area.

This essential work forms part of an ongoing mains replacement programme developed with the Health and Safety Executive. Work will begin on Monday, October 1 and last an estimated 16 weeks.

The project will involve working eastbound along The Street from the roundabout on the Steyning bypass towards Millfield. Temporary two-way traffic lights will be in place for the duration of our work to allow for the manoeuvre of equipment and to ensure everyone’s safety.

A section of The Street will be closed between the former Castle View Rest Home and the Castle Inn pub during the week commencing October 29 2012. Access to the car park will be maintained at all times and a signed diversion will be in place. All businesses will be open as usual throughout the works, including during the road closure.

Bus stops in Bramber and Upper Beeding will be suspended during the one-week road closure and buses will not travel through the villages. The nearest alternative bus stops will be on the Steyning bypass at The Street roundabout and at the Rising Sun pub in Upper Beeding.

SGN Construction Manager Andy Gilbert said: “All our work is being carried out in close consultation with West Sussex County Council and Horsham District Council, and we will be doing everything we can to minimise disruption. We have planned to complete our road closure during the school half-term holidays in order to reduce inconvenience to local residents as much as possible.