Published: 09:57, 08 November 2019
| Updated: 10:40, 08 November 2019
Gas distribution company SGN will shortly begin work to upgrade the gas network in Calverley Road, Tunbridge Wells.
The firm is spending £300,000 to replace existing metal gas mains and services with new plastic pipe.
The essential work forms part of an ongoing mains replacement programme developed with the Health and Safety Executive.
Work will start on Monday, November 11, and last approximately two weeks.
The firm will be working in Calverley Road between Camden Road and Lansdowne Road. During this time, Calverley Road will be shut to motorists.
There will be a signed diversion via Camden Road, Garden Road and Lansdowne Road.
There will be temporary traffic lights at the roundabout junction with B2249 Calverley Park Road, A264 Crescent Road and Lansdowne Road, between 7am and 7pm each day.
The company will be working over the weekends to minimise the disruption.
Pedestrian access will be maintained and businesses in Calverley Road will open as usual.
General manager Paul Gibbons said: “We do appreciate roadworks can be frustrating. However, replacing this old gas main with new plastic pipe will ensure homes and businesses not just in Calverley Road, but across Tunbridge Wells and beyond, continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.”