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Gas Network Upgrade - Old Dalkeith Road

The following safety message has been circulated on behalf of SGN


We'll shortly begin work to install a new large diameter medium pressure main within the Old Dalkeith Road area of Edinburgh.

We've planned our work in close consultation with the local authorities to reduce disruption as much as possible. 

Phase one of our project will begin on Monday 9 May and will take approximately four weeks to complete. These works will concentrate within the verge area, a lane closure will be in place during this time although two way traffic will be maintained. 


Phase two will involve excavating within Old Dalkeith Road under the aid of temporary signals, although manually controlled during the hours of 07:00 - 19:00 hrs, 7 days, delays are expected. These lights are expected to be in place for up to six weeks. Works will then fall back into the verge to allow for our mains connections and disconnections. Two way traffic will be maintained during this time.

During these operations parking restrictions will be in place allowing safe access to our existing pipework and apparatus. 

Emergency vehicle access will be maintained throughout our works.

We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our customers from catching or spreading the coronavirus as we carry out our safety-critical project.

Our colleagues will be keeping to social distancing on our sites and we’d ask communities to keep their distance too.

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 commuters the local community.


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Willie Clark
(Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, NWS Co-ordinator, Scotland)

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