Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Gas Pipe Replacement Update

(or The Current Gaseous State)

Just a quick update on the gas pipe replacement works going on:

Sean Jordan in Sutherland Gardens
Sutherland Gardens had their pipes replaced on Friday (5th July - pictured above) and had to sit out the weekend before work could begin filling the holes and putting the road back together.  I had a chat with Sean Jordan, the gentleman who is the on-site manager (and backhoe operator) and he told me that they have five working days to fix up the road after they have finished the pipe replacement but they always try to get it done within three. So Sutherland Gardens should be back to normal again after today.
Sutherland Gdns. this morning

They are still working in Brinkley Road but are now doing the other side so should be finished there soon. Work has just begun in Pembury Ave.

According to Sean, once this is done there won’t be any gas leaks. This means no more urgent digging up of roads and footpaths without any notice that gas leaks cause. He said, “People just have to put up with a week of inconvenience while we lay the new pipes so as not to have to worry about that in the future.”

Update (23rd July)

Browning last week
Highdown a few days ago
    A sign of things to come in Lincoln    
Browning last week
The works have come and gone at the bottom end of Browing Avenue, are continuing at the Browning end of Brinkley Road and are about to begin in Lincoln Road which is to become a one way street for a fortnight or so from the 5th of August. I'm as yet unsure which way this will be as the signage didn't indicate the direction but I will update when I know. As well as that, there are works also going on in Highdown in the Epsom and Ewell sector of Worcester Park.

Thanks to blog reader Julie for one of the pictures here...

3 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

chloe said...

Came home to my brinkley road residence today to a note from contractors re property access required next week - have to say I'm pleasantly surprised at the full weeks notice having viewed the phrase 'attempt to give 5 days notice' with doubts. Hopefully the disruption next week will be minimal. Have also been impressed with workmen's attitude & helpfulness in moving their vehicles out of the way when necessary. If only all Worcester pstk works were as helpful!

Sarah said...

They have closed the footpath on BOTH sides of the road at one point down Pembury Avenue giving pedestrians no option but to walk in the middle of the road and take your chances with the traffic, which has been a real problem and a very hairy moment when I was caught there with a Police car tearing down the road towards me. I get that they have to do the work, but seriously blocking both sides at the same time is unacceptable and dangerous

Spud said...

Had our gas meter replaced and pipeline re-routed into the house in Brinkley Road. I have to say the workman were excellent. Always ready to talk and keep us informed, always friendly and considerate. They said we would be without gas for one night only for the work to be done. I held my breath, but they were as good as their word. The customer relations of what are contracted companies, has been very impressive. Also, having dug up our a small part of our front patterned patio to accomodate the pipe to the new meter, as good as their work they put it back very neatly, in fact its the best part of the pation now!
Hope others have the same service!

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