Brace yourselves for delays as six weeks of gasworks set to start on Columbia Road

Bournemouth Echo: - -

MOTORISTS are being warned to expect delays and traffic queues when six weeks worth of gas works start next week.

A lane closure will be put in place along a section of Columbia Road, preventing any drivers from entering from the Kinson Road direction. They will be directed along to Wallisdown Road and Boundary Road while buses will be diverted along Kingswell Road.

The lane closure will run from the Priestly Road junction to Kinson Road and part of Priestly Road will also be closed to through traffic.

Motorists travelling westbound from Redhill will be unaffected by the closure. The closures will start on Monday and be in place while Southern Gas Networks (SGN) replace the existing metal gas mains and services with a modern plastic pipe.

Julianne Gray, of Identity hair salon, along the affected stretch of the road said: “It’s not ideal as January and February are fairly quiet months and any reduction in passing trade will pose a bit of a problem.

“But it’s essential work so there’s nothing we can do about it. We would just like to let our customers know we will still trade as normal.”

Cllr Susan Phillips, who represents Wallisdown and Winton West, said: “I’m pleased that Southern Gas Networks are investing in the network as that will make it more robust for residents in the future.

“The diversion arrange-ments seem quite sensible. It’s just a case of being patient and accepting there is a long-term benefit from this work.”

SGN construction manager Garry Percival said: “I would like to apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused. The new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years, which means that when the work is complete, people will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and secure gas supply for years to come.”

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12:18pm Sat 11 Jan 14

SympatheticSam says...

I hope no-one moans. These pipes need to replaced. Would you rather have a gas explosion?
I hope no-one moans. These pipes need to replaced. Would you rather have a gas explosion? SympatheticSam
  • Score: -2

12:25pm Sat 11 Jan 14

retry69 says...

Two problems I have with this the first is one of my escape routes is now blocked, the second and most important is the statement that Cllr Phillips represents Wallisdown and Winton West, that is not the people of that ward its the area she represents as having lived here for 20+ years I had never set eyes on her until she appeared in a comedy sketch concerning disabled parking
Two problems I have with this the first is one of my escape routes is now blocked, the second and most important is the statement that Cllr Phillips represents Wallisdown and Winton West, that is not the people of that ward its the area she represents as having lived here for 20+ years I had never set eyes on her until she appeared in a comedy sketch concerning disabled parking retry69
  • Score: 16

1:16pm Sat 11 Jan 14

whataboutthat says...

I'm braced.
I'm braced. whataboutthat
  • Score: 4

1:21pm Sat 11 Jan 14

retry69 says...

im moving
im moving retry69
  • Score: 6

1:25pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Baywolf says...

While I understand the need to upgrade a dilapidated gas pipe I strongly suspect Wessesx Water will dig the road back up again after the Gas company has finished..only to cut the plastic pipe..
While I understand the need to upgrade a dilapidated gas pipe I strongly suspect Wessesx Water will dig the road back up again after the Gas company has finished..only to cut the plastic pipe.. Baywolf
  • Score: 11

1:27pm Sat 11 Jan 14

alyce says...

They've just finished one lot of road works on this road which went on for months and now here we go again :(((
They've just finished one lot of road works on this road which went on for months and now here we go again :((( alyce
  • Score: 16

3:31pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Turtlebay says...

With Network Gas the problem is that two months is likely to turn into six months because of the delays they encounter with delivery shortages and their habit of employing people who spend 90% of their day talking on mobile phones instead of working. Those clowns caused the massive delays in Barrack Road and Castle Lane this week!
With Network Gas the problem is that two months is likely to turn into six months because of the delays they encounter with delivery shortages and their habit of employing people who spend 90% of their day talking on mobile phones instead of working. Those clowns caused the massive delays in Barrack Road and Castle Lane this week! Turtlebay
  • Score: 7

3:36pm Sat 11 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

The new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years, which means that when the work is complete, people will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and secure gas supply for years to come.”,,,,,,,,
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,,,,,,,,,So we can continue to charge extortionate prices to our customers and give our shareholders a large bunce on the strength of sticking a few pipes in.
The new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years, which means that when the work is complete, people will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and secure gas supply for years to come.”,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,So we can continue to charge extortionate prices to our customers and give our shareholders a large bunce on the strength of sticking a few pipes in. BIGTONE
  • Score: 4

3:40pm Sat 11 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

Here's something else Gayslider can comment on.
Here's something else Gayslider can comment on. BIGTONE
  • Score: 0

3:50pm Sat 11 Jan 14

EGHH says...

When will it ever end. This area is plagued with roadworks!!
When will it ever end. This area is plagued with roadworks!! EGHH
  • Score: 9

5:13pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

retry69 wrote:
im moving
You are not becoming a traveller are you
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: im moving[/p][/quote]You are not becoming a traveller are you Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

11:21pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Mrs C. A Townend says...

The buses and cars already take for ever to get from A to B here. So I'm now guessing judging by the fact wallisdown road is already a difficult road to get down, I should feel sorry for the fact it is, it will now cause drivers to queue for longer due to the heavy traffic during rush hour on that road.
The buses and cars already take for ever to get from A to B here. So I'm now guessing judging by the fact wallisdown road is already a difficult road to get down, I should feel sorry for the fact it is, it will now cause drivers to queue for longer due to the heavy traffic during rush hour on that road. Mrs C. A Townend
  • Score: 2

9:18am Sun 12 Jan 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
im moving
You are not becoming a traveller are you
Sorry I am unfamiliar with some modern terms having spent much time in isolation,by traveller does you mean I can go where I please,not work,disregard any laws and rules and generally enjoy myself ? ( hold breath while trolls pounce with accusations of going off topic and hijacking :) )
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: im moving[/p][/quote]You are not becoming a traveller are you[/p][/quote]Sorry I am unfamiliar with some modern terms having spent much time in isolation,by traveller does you mean I can go where I please,not work,disregard any laws and rules and generally enjoy myself ? ( hold breath while trolls pounce with accusations of going off topic and hijacking :) ) retry69
  • Score: 6

9:11am Mon 13 Jan 14

TheDistrict says...

Cllr Phillip, please be quiet...............
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Cllr Phillip, please be quiet............... ........... TheDistrict
  • Score: 1

11:22am Mon 13 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

At least they wont be able to park outside the Talbot Rise Club,and cause holdups.
At least they wont be able to park outside the Talbot Rise Club,and cause holdups. pete woodley
  • Score: 0

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