National Grid Gas Works Begin on Harwood Road

Bus stops suspended and temporary walkways laid for pedestrians

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The centre of Fulham faces possible disruption for the next 12 weeks with a programme of works by National Grid Gas beginning today, Monday May 20 in Harwood Road and due to last until the end of July.

Bus stops on Harwood Road are also being suspended oon Harwood Road though pedestrians will still be able to walk up the road via temporary pathways.

The work in Harwood Road to Fulham Broadway is to replace aging metal gas mains with tough new plastic pipes, but will be confined to the footway and the north bound bus lane only.

National Grid says that two-way traffic will still continue to flow and motorists should not be affected by the works.

Work will be carried out on Monday to Friday, 7.30am-7pm, and 8am-4pm on Saturday. There will be no works on Sunday. The hours will be reviewed, depending on circumstances at the site.

The project will be carried out in six separate phases to minimise disruption, with the first starting at New Kings Road, and the last at the Broadway.

National Grid says the work is part of a national mains replacement programme to replace all metallic mains within 30 metres of buildings, which has been agreed by law with the Health and Safety Executive.

National Grid Gas has carried out face-to-face consultations with residents and businesses in the area, and has sent letters to them to warn them of the works.

For more information, residents should contact National Grid Gas on Freephone 0800 096 5678.

May 20, 2013