Five weeks of roadworks as gas mains replaced in Much Wenlock

By Rory Smith | Much Wenlock | News | Published:

Five weeks of road works will start in Much Wenlock next week to replace ageing gas pipes.

The work, being undertaken by Shropshire gas distributor Cadent, will take place on the A4169 Farley Road, from The Crescent to William Brookes School.

Starting on Monday, the existing iron mains will be replaced with plastic pipes that are expected to last for at least 80 years.

The work will be carried out in three phases - and during phase one, rolling temporary traffic lights will move up Farley Road towards the school as work progresses.

During phase two, there will be temporary traffic lights in the road and at the turning into the Lady Forester Nursing Home.

Phase three will see engineers complete final works further down Farley Road.

Craig Horrocks, who heads up Cadent’s gas mains replacement programme in Shropshire and across the West Midlands, said: “With some 60 per cent of Much Wenlock residents relying on gas to heat their homes, it is important that we replace ageing pipes and give people a safe and reliable gas supply.

“This project is part of a £65 million investment Cadent is making in updating gas pipes across Shropshire and the West Midlands. To keep colleagues and motorists safe we will need temporary traffic lights and we would ask people to bear with us while we complete this work.

“The safety of the public and colleagues is at the heart of what we do. Engineers work to the latest government guidance on Covid-19 and are taking extra safety precautions as required.”

For more information contact Cadent on 0161 7031010/1110.

Rory Smith

By Rory Smith
Reporter - @rorysmith_star

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley, Telford.

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