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SGN – Notification of gas network upgrade in West Street, Sompting

Posted by Emma Crowter

9th September 2020

From  SGN regarding Gas Works in Sompting.

I’m writing to you to make you aware of the final upgrade to our gas network in West Street, Sompting. Our project involves the essential replacement of old metal gas mains with new plastic pipe. Our contractor D J Utilities will undertake this work on our behalf.

This safety-critical project needs to go ahead, rather than wait until the coronavirus pandemic passes, to ensure your local community continues to receive a safe and reliable gas supply.

In consultation with West Sussex County Council, we’ll start our project on Monday 14 September and expect to last approximately 8 weeks.

Our engineers will be working along West Street from White Styles Road and progressing towards Western Road North/Busticle Lane. For everyone’s safety, we’ll need to install temporary multi-way lights around our work area.

From Monday 26 October for approximately two weeks, we’ll be working in Western Road North/Busticle Lane at the junction with West Street. Temporary multi-way lights will remain in place around our work area at this junction.

We’ll manually control our temporary traffic lights Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm, to assist with the traffic flow. The bus stops by White Styles Road and Busticle Lane will be suspended while our engineers are working nearby.

We’re working closely with the UK Government and public health bodies to make sure we work in line with expert advice during the pandemic. We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our communities from catching or spreading the virus as we carry out our safety-critical project. There’s more information about our coronavirus response on our website:

We’re writing to residents and other local stakeholders to make them aware of our project and explain the details of our work. Please feel free to also share this information with anyone you think may be impacted by our project.

We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, residents and businesses will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.

Thank you in advance for your support.