Gas work will cause seven weeks of traffic distruption in Bedford

Temporary two way traffic lights will be in place in Bedford's Kempston Road from last Friday, as engineers carry out essential work to the gas mains network.

Monday, 6th March 2017, 9:46 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:09 am

The traffic lights are expected to be in place for four weeks and Victoria Road will also be closed from Monday, March 13 until Friday, May 5.

The measures are needed to enable engineers to carry out essential work to reinforce the local gas network so it will also be able to deliver safe and reliable gas supplies to the new settlement of Wixams.

Dilbir Chana National Grid project engineer, said: “The new settlement of Wixams will place greater demand on the gas network so it’s essential we do this work to ensure the network can cope and keeps on delivering safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating.

“The work has been planned in close discussion with the local authority and we’ll do all we can to deliver it with as little disruption as possible to road users and the local community.”

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