Major Gasworks in Mill Lane Shepherdswell

Statement from SGN Community Manager

We are writing to make you aware of the upgrade to our gas network in Mill Lane, Shepherdswell. Our project involves the essential replacement of old metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure we continue to provide a safe and reliable gas supply to the local area. Our contractor I&G Contractors will be undertaking this work on our behalf.

We know that during the coronavirus outbreak, our communities will rely on us now more than ever to keep them safe and warm. The safety of our communities and our employees will remain our number one priority in the weeks and months ahead.

Our safety-critical project to upgrade the gas network needs to go ahead now, rather than wait until the pandemic passes, to ensure your local community continues to receive a safe and reliable gas supply.

In consultation with Kent County Council Highways, we will start our project on Monday 1 March and expect to last approximately six weeks.

Our engineers will be working in Mill Lane between the junctions of Moon Hill and Coombe Drive. To ensure everyone’s safety we will need to close the road around our work area.

There will be an official diversion route in place via Church Hill and Eythorne Road. We would encourage all commuters to please plan ahead, allowing extra time for your journey and following the appropriate diversion route signed for your vehicle.

We’re working closely with the UK Government and public health bodies to make sure we work in line with expert advice during the pandemic. We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our communities from catching or spreading the virus as we carry out our safety-critical project. There’s more information about our coronavirus response on our website: 

Our engineers are be happy to answer questions at any time during our project. Please remember to keep a safe distance when speaking to our team or passing our site.

We understand that roadworks can be frustrating. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, local residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.

Paige Roberts

Stakeholder and Community Manager