Gas pipe repairs in Peckham are moving up the road and ahead of schedule

Gas works which are expected to last a year have entered another phase, affecting motorists, buses and cyclists.

Pipes are being replaced by gas firm SGN between Elm Grove and Blenheim Grove in Peckham, and work along this section of Rye Lane was due to be completed on Wednesday.

Barriers will move further south along Rye Lane to between Blenheim Grove and Bournemouth Road. Rye Lane will be closed to motorists, buses and cyclists between Hanover Park and Bournemouth Road.

Diversion will be in place at Hanover Park and Consort Road. Pedestrians can access Rye Lane properties as normal and all businesses remain open as usual around our site.

SGN general manager Drew Reynolds said: “We’re pleased to announce that we’ll shortly be starting phase four of our gas network upgrade project in Rye Lane.

“Our engineers have been able to use a new insertion technique allowing greater lengths of new plastic pipe to be inserted, enabling us to make excellent progress with our work.

“In addition, many of the service pipes feeding Rye Lane properties have been found to be in good condition and therefore not required replacing, allowing us to progress more quickly with our project.”

The works in Rye Lane are due to finish at the end of September.

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