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Council update Harrow residents on 42-week gas works project

Following our previous story, Harrow Council is providing the latest update on the essential upgrades to the gas network on Harrow View, starting on 17 June. The local gas distribution company, Cadent, will embark on a significant project to replace over 900 metres of aging gas pipes along the 1km stretch from Headstone Gardens to Hindes Road.

This project is anticipated to last 42 weeks, aiming to ensure that residents have access to “safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating”.

These upgrades are crucial as many of the existing metal gas pipes were laid over a century ago. The new pipes will be tougher and more durable, ensuring the reliability of gas supplies for the next century. Despite the lengthy duration, the Council assures residents that these works are necessary to maintain the infrastructure that keeps homes warm and kitchens functioning.

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To manage the project with minimal disruption, the work will be conducted in 100-metre sections, involving rolling road closures. The closures will start from Headstone Gardens and move southwards towards Hindes Road.

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Harrow View Gas Works

According to their latest update, Harrow Council is working closely with Cadent to ensure traffic flows smoothly throughout the duration of the project. Measures include width restrictions for northbound vehicles on Harrow View, with smaller vehicles being diverted through side streets. Buses traveling north will be rerouted along Pinner Road to North Harrow and then back towards Harrow View via Headstone Gardens.

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The Council noted that access to the town centre will be maintained at all times. Cadent will upgrade smaller service pipes that connect individual properties to the main gas line. Residents affected by these upgrades will be contacted directly by the Cadent team.

Harrow Council said via their website that “Traffic management will be reviewed as the works progress and might be subject to change to ensure traffic is flowing.”

For further information, residents are encouraged to visit Cadent’s Harrow View page.

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