Major Upgrade of Gas Pipes Along Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea

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We have been made aware by Cadent, the owners and maintainers of Essex’s gas network, that there will be upcoming gas works taking place along Southchurch Road, in Southend-on-Sea.

Cadent will be undertaking a large gas pipe replacement project from 22 July for 20 weeks at Southchurch Road. This is in the heart of Southend and we know the change in traffic management could cause disruption for local businesses in the busy summer months.

More information on the project specifics can be found on their dedicated webpage.

As a result of these works, Cadent are a holding a briefing session for local residents and businesses to come and speak to them in person, so they can understand your needs and to give you the opportunity to ask any questions about the project.

Details of this event are:

  • Where: Park Inn by Radisson Palace, Church Road, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS1 2AL
  • Meeting room: Laurel & Hardy room
  • Date and time: Thursday 11 July, drop-in anytime from 6pm-9pm
  • Parking: The nearest car park is at The Royals Shopping Centre

James Harrison, Network Director, London and South Essex explained:

“These works are part of the investment in our network by Cadent which is vital in ensuring that we keep gas flowing to homes in South Essex and beyond for generations to come.

“With gas pipes being decades old, it is essential that we replace them to futureproof our network and minimise the amount of repair work that we have to do in the area over the coming years. Keeping the people of Southend-on-Sea warm in their homes is our number one priority.

“We understand the frustrations that this will cause to road users and residents and we apologise for this. I’d urge everybody to allow a little bit more time for their journeys throughout the period of the works, and I’d like to thank everybody for their patience and understanding as our engineers complete these works safely and as swiftly as possible.”

You can read more latest news stories from the Essex Chambers of Commerce here.

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