End in sight at last for Spalding roadwork agony

Traffic jams caused by roadworks in Haverfield Road and London Road, Spalding, could soon be at an end as National Grid finish upgrading gas pipes.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Traffic jams caused by roadworks in Haverfield Road and London Road, Spalding, could soon be at an end as National Grid finish upgrading gas pipes. Photo by Tim Wilson.

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An end may be in sight for roadworks that have paralysed part of Spalding for nearly ten weeks.

Work to upgrade gas pipes in Haverfield Road and London Road which will serve homes and businesses “for decades to come” is due to finished by the end of the week.

We have experienced engineering difficulties which have delayed the project but we are aiming to complete the work in London Road by April 15

Sara Wilcox, regional spokesman for National Grid

National Grid blamed “engineering difficulties” for the overrun, although similar upgrading work in Vine Street will get under way almost immediately afterwards.

But the energy giant has raised the possibility of compensating traders affected by the roadworks.

Sara Wilcox, regional spokesman for National Grid, said: “Engineers have been carrying out essential work to renew the gas pipes in Haverfield Road and London Road which will keep gas flowing to local homes and businesses for decades to come.

“The work was planned in co-ordination with the local highways authority and every effort is being made to complete this essential work as soon as we can.

“Unfortunately, we have experienced engineering difficulties which have delayed the project but we are aiming to complete the work in London Road by April 15.

“Businesses affected by our work may be entitled to compensation and if people would like further details, they can call our customer team on 0800 096 5678.”

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