Major roadworks planned in Enfield for nine weeks this summer

Gas suppliers Cadent will be replacing pipes in Slades Hill starting from Tuesday, 25th June

Roadworks on a major route between the west and east of the borough are set to cause disruption in Enfield for nine weeks this summer.

Work is set to begin on Tuesday (25th) to replace ageing gas pipes in Slades Hill – part of the A110 – as engineers from Cadent, the UK’s largest gas distribution network, take action to secure safe and reliable gas supplies. 
The current pipes have been in place for over 80 years and are coming to the end of their working life. The planned activity will involve inserting almost a quarter-of-a-mile of tough new pipes which will last for decades, supposedly “future-proofing” the Enfield network.  

After consulting Enfield Council, Cadent agreed to do this essential work between Tuesday, 25th June, and Friday, 30th August.  

The scheme will require road traffic management to be in place along Slades Hill from the junction of Windmill Gardens, Slades Gardens, and Chase Ridings. 

As the project progresses, there will be a need to close Chase Ridings, expected from Monday, 9th August. Diversion routes will be set up. 

Cadent project manager Graham Huggett said: “We have a responsibility to make sure every property that uses gas has access to it 24/7, 365 days a year and these essential works will mean that we continue to deliver on that promise.  

“We know it’s far from ideal to have any sort of traffic management in place in what is a busy area, but we have worked hard with the local authority to create a plan that keeps traffic flowing and maintains access for local businesses and residents.  

“We are very conscious of the disruption roadworks cause and are in regular contact with the highways authority to keep them updated on our work which we will always complete as quickly and as safely as we can.”  

Due to the nature of the work taking place, there will be times when the gas supply will be interrupted to properties. If you are a resident and your gas supply will be affected as part of this work, our team will contact you directly to deal with any enquiries. This will be for a short period only. Gas supply is usually restored on the same day it goes off. 

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