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Why have holes appeared in several of Earlsdon's streets?

November 15, 2017 5:00 AM
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Why have holes appeared in several of Earlsdon's streets?

Residents in the area haven't been told why some of the pavements have been dug up

Residents in Earlsdon have been left perplexed as to why lots of holes have been dug into the pavements.

Several roads in the area have been affected, with multiple holes dug up - but homeowners have not been made aware why.

It turns out gas company Cadent, are laying more than 1,000 metres of new gas pipes in the areas.

The replacement pipes will ensure safe and reliable gas supplies until the end of the century.

They have also said they may have to disconnect the gas supply but residents will be contacted before this happens.

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A spokesman for Cadent said: “Local gas network Cadent is carrying out essential work to lay 1,300 metres of new gas pipes in St Andrews Road, Beechwood Avenue, and Hartington Crescent.

“The new, tough, plastic gas pipes will replace ageing metal mains and ensure safe and reliable gas supplies for local residents until the end of the century.

“Wherever possible, nowadays, we run the new pipe inside the old pipe. This avoids the need to dig a long, open trench along the road or pavement, reducing disruption. We push the new pipe in from hole to hole. The whole project is expected to be completed in December.

“We may need to disconnect the gas supply to some homes for short periods while we renew the service pipes that run from the gas main in the road to people’s houses.

“We will let people know beforehand. If anyone has any queries or concerns about the work, please contact us on 0161 703 1000 or 1010.”

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Source: coventrytelegraph.net

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