Road closures for gas works

Drivers in Earls Barton will face disruptions for five weeks as roads will be closed while gas mains work is carried out.

National Grid will start replacing 350 metres of gas mains in Station Road, Earls Barton on Monday, September 17.

A National Grid spokesman said: “The existing iron mains are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes that should last until the end of the century if left undisturbed in the ground.

“This work will keep the gas flowing safely and reliably, ensuring homes and businesses are connected to the energy they use.

From Monday, September 17, 85 metres of Station Road will be closed from the junction of West Street and Broad Street down to just north of Downthorpe Hill.

“ It will be open for residents only and there will be no access for through traffic for a period of five weeks. There will be a temporary diversion via Broad Street, Doddington Road and Dowthorpe Hill. Once this section has been completed the road will be re-opened and work will continue further along the remaining 265 metres. It is anticipated that to project will be completed in the second week of October.”

National Grid project manager Martin Woodward said: “Our work in Station Road is essential to secure the gas supply for the people of Earls Barton. We are working closely with Northamptonshire County Council to minimise disruption to traffic.“