Major gas replacement works in the Prestonpans area of East Lothian (Neighbourhood Watch Scotland)

Major gas replacement works in the Prestonpans area of East Lothian (Neighbourhood Watch Scotland)

The following information is being circulated on behalf of SGN

We’ll shortly begin work to upgrade our gas network in the Prestonpans, area of East Lothian.

This work involves replacing 2200m of old metal gas mains and service pipes with new plastic pipe, ensuring a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local community for many years to come.

We’ve planned our work in close consultation with the local authorities to reduce disruption as much as possible. Our project will begin on Monday 18 October and will be carried out by our contractor George Ritchie, Utilities on our behalf and will take approximately 13 weeks to complete.

During these essential works parking restrictions will be in operation allowing safe access to our pipes. Some road closures will also be required. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation from time to time which may cause delays during peak periods. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained throughout our works.

Our works will be suspended during the Christmas holidays with operatives returning early in the new year. We will ensure that the site is clear and tidy and all plant removed during this time.

Road Closures:

Prestongrange Terrace junction with Prestongrange Road.
Polwarth Terrace junction with Gardiner Terrace.

Local parking restrictions will also be in operation to allow us safe access to our apparatus. To minimise disruption, our work will be carried out on a phased basis and not all streets will be affected at the same time. Access to driveways and garages will be maintained unless previously agreed with the occupier.

Suspension of parking:

Prestongrange Road (both sides) between High Street and North Grange Avenue.
North Bank Road (both sides) between Prestongrange Terrace and Drummore Drive.
North Grange Avenue (both sides) between Northbanks Road and Redburn Road.
South Grange Avenue (both sides) between Acheson Drive and Grange Crescent West.
Alexander Drive (both sides) full street.
Grange Crescent West (both sides) between South Grange Avenue and Alexander Drive.
Gardiner Terrace (both sides) between Station Road and Shaw Road.
24 Bankton Terrace – Schaw Road (both sides).

We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our communities from the virus. Our colleagues will be keeping to social distancing guidelines on our sites and we’d ask communities to keep their distance too. 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.

If you have any specific enquiries about this project, please call us on 0800 912 1700 and our customer experience team will be happy to help.

We’ll be working as quickly as possible to complete our work, and will be making every effort to minimise inconvenience to the local community.

Thank you for your support during these challenging times and if there’s anything else you need please let me know.