Major gas replacement works around Montgomery Street

Below is adapted from an email we recieved from Scottish Gas Networks (SGN):

Summary: Works will commence on Monday 31st August and last for six weeks around the West end of Montgomery Street and Montgomery Street Lane.

As you are aware, SGN manages the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England. We also provide the gas emergency service in these areas.

I’m writing to you to make you aware of our upcoming project to upgrade our gas network in the Montgomery Street, area of Edinburgh. This project involves us replacing our existing gas mains with new plastic pipe.

Our essential work will ensure the local community receives a continued safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come. We’re working closely with Scottish Government to make sure we carry out our project in line with all current coronavirus safety guidance.

We’re looking to start work in the Montgomery Street area of Edinburgh on Monday the 31 August and will last approximately six weeks.

These works involve the replacement of pipe feeding Montgomery Street Lane, as this is a cul-de-sac we will need to ensure access and egress is maintained. Should we need to close access for any reason affected residents will be notified again.

We wish to assure you that work will progress as quickly as possible and we will make every effort to minimise any inconvenience caused by our works.

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: sgn.co.uk/coronavirus