There’s a useful report on the Rayleigh Chamber of Trade website on the second phase of the gas repairs in Rayleigh.
Here’s the key section:
…..the forthcoming major gas mains replacement work which is due to take place from the Rayleigh Weir to Hambro Hill, Rayleigh. It is proposed that these works will commence around Easter 2009 and will realistically take around 40 weeks to complete. This job can only be started once all work is finished at Eastwood Road.
There is 2.9km of gas main replacement from The Weir to Hambro Hill so obviously this is a major job and disruptions and delays should be expected. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the best and most efficient way to carry out these works. National Grid pointed out that this would be a slower type of work with a different set of complications. 100% traffic management will be required with work starting at Hambro Hill/Downhill Road. Work at this junction would possibly require 3 way traffic lights. Each side road is connected so there will be excavations at junctions which will ultimately slow things down.
A suitable storage location for materials will be discussed with Nat. Grid and ECC.
It is thought that there is around 2 weeks worth of major disruption at London Hill/ London Road/Down Hall Road junctions, so delays are to be expected.