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Road delays for drivers in Dumfries.

Dumfries drivers can expect up to 16 weeks of delays after work started on a PS490,000 upgrade to the gas supply network in the Annan Road area yesterday.

Gas distribution company SGN said the work is essential to replace old metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a safe and reliable gas supply for the future.

It means temporary traffic lights will affect Annan Road, Noblehill Avenue, Noblehill Place, Noblehill Drive, Morton Place, Chichester Court, Nithsdale Place ANDTHE Crescent.

SGN say the lights will be manually controlled at peak times to minimise inconvenience as much as possible and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Then, from Monday, April 29, temporary two-way traffic lights will be set up while works progress west along Annan Road, increasing to three-way at each junction and finishing with four-way lights at Georgetown Road and Greenbrae Loaning.

During the second phase, work will also begin in Parkhead Drive and Parkhead Loaning at the junction of Lockerbie Road, and is expected to last approximately four weeks.

SGN project manager Jim Brown said: "A lot of planning has gone into this project and we'll be doing everything we can to limit disruption.

"We appreciate that roadworks can be frustrating, however, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years.

"This means once the work has been completed, Dumfries homes and businesses will enjoy the benefits of a continued safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come."

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Publication:Dumfries and Galloway Standard (Dumfriesshire, Scotland)
Date:Apr 9, 2019
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