Woking Borough Council
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27 February 2013
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Southern Gas Networks (SGN) has completed work to upgrade the local gas supply network in Hook Heath four weeks ahead of schedule.
The existing metal gas mains and services in Trigg's Lane had reached the end of their useful life and needed to be replaced with modern plastic polyethylene pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local area.
This essential work has formed part of an ongoing mains replacement programme developed with the Health and Safety Executive. Work began in January and involved the closure of Trigg's Lane between Royal Oak Road and Wych Hill. The project was due for completion in early April.
SGN Construction Manager Andy Buckle said: "We are extremely pleased to have finished our essential upgrade work in Trigg's Lane in such good time. We planned and carried out this project in close consultation with Surrey County Council, working extended hours and at weekends to complete everything as quickly and efficiently as possible.
"I would like to thank local residents and road-users for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience. The new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years, so our customers here can continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and secure gas supply for years to come."
John Furey, Surrey County Council's Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, said: "Roadworks can be a hassle for drivers, but they need to be done. By working with Southern Gas Networks we've been able to help them finish early, minimising disruption. A County Council task group recently looked into ways of working more closely with utility companies to help them better co-ordinate roadworks and reduce congestion. Recommendations included introducing a permit scheme and improving how roadworks are communicated."