Details of work to locate and fix leak on gas pipe in Stockport

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Essential work to locate and fix a leak on a gas main underneath an A-road in Stockport is due to start tomorrow (13 Nov).
 
Cadent, which manages the North West’s extensive gas mains network, suspects a leak on one of three pipes which run under Bramhall Lane South.
 
It was alerted to a smell of gas in the area a couple of weeks ago and has ensured everyone’s safety by regularly monitoring the levels of gas.
 
Now Cadent has agreed with Stockport Council to begin the repair work tomorrow, after the morning rush-hour. It expects to be on site for at least a week.
 
Four-way traffic lights will manage the flow of the vehicles around the work area at the junction of Midland Road and Grange Road.
 
Schools, sports clubs, residents and businesses in the immediate area have been contacted to give advance warning, with social media posts targeting road users.
 
“We know this will be disruptive and hope people understand the work is absolutely essential to make sure the gas network is running safely and reliably, to help keep thousands of local homes warm,” said Rob Beedles, the Cadent supervisor for this work.
 
“We have worked with the highways team at Stockport Council to plan this work, arranging to have manned traffic lights between 7am and 7pm, and I have teams ready to work into the evening each day. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we get this work completed.”
 
Gas supplies should not be affected.
 
Cadent is responsible for managing a network of more than 21,000 miles of underground gas pipes in North West England, which deliver gas to 2.7 million properties. More than 86 per cent of the 121,979 homes in the Stockport area use gas for central heating.
 
If you smell gas, do not dismiss it as related to this work. Ring 0800 111 999 (the national gas emergency service) and we will arrange for an engineer to check. Calls to this number are recorded and may be monitored.

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