The road closure at South Street junction Southgate, is being removed today (Thursday 9th June) resulting in vehicular access being via Southgate and exiting via West Street, as usual with the exception of buses.
Buses will continue to use the diversion route via Tower Street, Woodstaplers and Chapel Street.
All of the existing excavations in the vicinity of Old Market Avenue and South Street will be backfilled and surfaced, at the latest, by the weekend.
However, engineering difficulties at this junction- in the shape of a large unrecorded culvert – prevented the necessary pipe connections being made, as planned.
Representatives of the local authority visited the site to record the details and annotate on their records. An additional 35 metres of pipe has had to be laid.
Therefore, Amec Foster Wheeler will continue to have a presence at South Street between Canon Lane and Tesco to transfer supplies to four properties. Additional resources will be on site to ensure a timely finish to this section. The excavations will be small in size and should not cause too much disruption.
West Sussex County Council (WSCC) have agreed a further extension to the end of next week.
It is currently understood that WSCC will then follow and resurface South Street from the junction of Southgate to Cooper Street over two consecutive nights, however, exact details and dates have yet to be confirmed.
Chichester BID encourages all members that have been significantly affected with a loss of sales, due to the works disruption, to please apply to SGN for compensation. SGN do consider all applications fairly and recognise these works have had significant impact over the last 3 months. The BID has the foot flow data to confirm a loss in dwell time over the duration of this project.
Please register your claim through Customer services: (0800) 912 1700. Customer Services will then log your query and redirect you.
Please find the compensation criteria below, which you can also request be sent to you by post:
For Engineering Enquiries only – Joe Good – (07775) 820 705
With thanks for your patience and tolerance with this necessary gas pipe replacement project.