A busy Abbots Langley road which has had roadworks since June is set to have temporary traffic lights until October.
Cadent Gas Network have confirmed the temporary lights that were first introduced to Bedmond Road on June 26 will be there until October 11.
In a statement issued on hertfordshire.roadworks.org/ they said: “Cadent are carrying out essential gas maintenance in the road to replace old iron gas mains with more durable plastic pipes.”
Regular users of the busy road have voiced their concern with traffic backing up to Tibbs Hill during rush hour traffic, causing commuters delays.
Speaking to AbbotsNews, a spokesperson for Cadent said: “We are currently carrying out essential work to replace ageing gas mains and service pipes in Bedmond Road, Abbots Langley.
“This essential work will help ensure local people keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating until the dawn of the 22nd century. It will also cut future disruption caused by leaks from old gas mains.
“Work started in late June and is currently scheduled to finish in October of this year. We’re doing all we can to complete the work as soon as possible with minimal disruption.
“The new mains are being inserted into the old gas mains wherever possible, however this is not always possible for technical reasons and some parts of the project are having to be done by digging old style excavations.”
For more information on the project or to verify an engineer’s identity call 0800 0965675.
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