Traffic delays in Dunstable for gas works

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Expect delays through Dunstable this weekend to allow for essential gas mains renewal work.

National Grid says there will be traffic restrictions at the town’s crossroads this weekend.

The following restrictions will be in place at the crossroads of A5 High Street South, A505 Church Street and West Street, from 7pm, Saturday 27 June to 6am, Monday 29 June:

>Temporary traffic lights at the crossroads

>No left turn into High Street South for traffic coming out of Church Street

> No right turn into High Street South for traffic coming out of West Street

The restrictions will be in place to enable engineers carrying out essential gas mains replacement work to work safely in the junction.

The existing iron gas mains will be replaced with tough, hardwearing plastic pipes that have a lifespan of at least 80 years.

National Grid authorising engineer Dilbir Chana said: “We are sorry for any inconvenience this work causes. We need to complete some essential work on a pipe underneath the junction and we will need to install temporary traffic restrictions to keep our engineers and the public safe.

“This is essential work that will ensure people in Dunstable continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies for many years to come.

“We will do everything we can to complete the project as quickly as possible and to keep any disruption to a minimum.

“If you have any questions please give us a call on 0800 096 5678 or talk to one of the team on site who will be happy to help.”