Street closure to allow gas pipe replacement

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A stretch of South Street in Forfar will be closed for a week to allow the replacement of gas pipes in the area.

Starting on Thursday (May 14), the closure is part of utility company SGN’s South Street and Easterbank project, a wider £120,000 investment in the gas network to replace 1.1 kilometres of the existing metal gas mains and services with modern plastic pipe.

The five-month project, which began in February, forms part of an ongoing mains replacement programme developed by SGN with the Health and Safety Executive to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply.

To ensure everyone’s safety while we work on the mini roundabout, South Street will be closed from 8am on Thursday, 14 May for one week from its junction with Strang Street to where it meets Academy Street.

Traffic approaching from the south will be diverted from South Street to Strang Street and around Arbroath Street to East High Street. Motorists approaching from the west will be diverted from Dundee Loan to West High Street, The Cross and onto East High Street. Residential access will be maintained at all times.

Alan Burns, SGN Team manager, said: “I would like to apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused. All our work is being carried out in close consultation with Angus Council and we will be doing everything we can to minimise disruption.

“We understand that roadworks can be very frustrating, but the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that once the work has been completed, people in Forfar will be able to enjoy the benefits of a continued safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come.”

A short film explaining more about what to expect from mains replacement work can be found on SGN’s website (sgn.co.uk). For specific queries about this project, please contact SGN on 0800 912 1700.