Feb 20 2012 by Jo Henwood, Chester Chronicle
WORK to replace gas and water mains will begin in Boughton on March 5.
The work starts on Hoole Lane at its junction with Boughton and roads will be closed for four weeks.
National Grid will replace nearly 2km of gas mains in Hoole Lane, Christleton Road and Tarvin Road at the same time as Dee Valley Water engineers upgrade 400 metres of water main and renew a major connection point on Tarvin Road and Christleton Road.
National Grid will also upgrade gas mains on the A51 at Boughton. Closures will be in operation from April 2 until May 16 as engineers work towards the Bars roundabout.
This phase of the work will involve a one way closure on City Road and has been timed to avoid disrupting Chester Races. Engineers will then work to replace mains in the opposite direction along Tarvin Road and then Christleton Road under lane closures.
National Grid’s work to renew 30km of gas mains in Chester is part of a £4.9m package of improvements to the city’s gas supply network.
Engineers will replace old metal pipes with new plastic ones which, the company says, will last for at least 80 years and will ensure local people continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies.
Dee Valley Water is continuing its programme of renewing old water mains that are prone to burst and leaks at the same time as increasing flow capacity to cater for increasing demand on the system.
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