Gas works will lead to road diversions in Boston

Motorists in Boston town centre will be facing traffic diversions when gas works begin in the town centre.

National Grid Gas will begin a £200,000 project to improve 550 metres of gas pipes on Norfolk Street on Monday, July 25.

The work, which will see the current pipes replaced with more durable, hard-wearing plastic pipes, will run throughout August and will be complete by Friday, September 2.

During the work, traffic will be diverted away from the area along Horncastle Road, Bargate Roundabout, John Adams Way, Haven Bridge, Liquorpond Street, Queen Street, Sleaford Road, Lister Way, Fydell Street, Sluice Bridge and Norfolk Street.

National Grid said that the route would be clearly signposted to avoid confusion by motorists.

Access to businesses along Norfolk Street will be via Tunnard Street.

National Grid construction operations engineer Martin Woodward said: “We will be working as quickly as we can to complete this essential work, with engineers working extended hours. We will do all we can to keep traffic moving.

“We apologise for any inconvenience, but this investment will ensure that local people continue to have a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.”

A spokesman for the company said that supply would only be affected when the lines were being transferred.

The work is part of a £2 million investment by National Grid Gas to replace gas pipes with more modern pipes, which should last up to 80 years if left undisturbed, the company claims.