Poulters Lane reopened five weeks early

The road had been closed while engineers replaced the existing metal gas mains and services with new plastic pipe. Picture: Derek Martin
The road had been closed while engineers replaced the existing metal gas mains and services with new plastic pipe. Picture: Derek Martin

Poulters Lane, which has been closed since early September for £150,000 gas network improvements, has reopened five weeks ahead of schedule.

Gas company SGN, which had been carrying out the network upgrade, confirmed this morning that the road was open again after engineers had worked seven days a week to get it finished.

SGN engineering manager Steve Colvin said: “We’re acutely aware that Poulters Lane is major route in the town and we were committed to closing the road for as little time as possible.

“Our engineers made tremendous progress and I’m extremely pleased to confirm we reopened Poulters Lane last night, five weeks ahead of schedule.”

The road had been closed for seven weeks (instead of the planned 12 weeks) while engineers replaced the existing metal gas mains and services with new plastic pipe.

Engineers worked extended hours, seven days a week, during the road closure, a spokesperson for SGN said.

“We appreciate that roadworks can be frustrating and we thank Worthing residents and motorists for their patience during our essential work,” Mr Colvin added.

“Now our project is finished, we’ve ensured a continued safe and reliable gas supply to local homes and businesses for many years to come.”

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