PORTFOLIO Holder for Highways and Transport, Cllr Brian Little has been keeping a close eye on gas works taking place in London Road, Grays.
Almost halfway through the significant stretch of road, he spoke to the Cadent and tRIIO team and visited the site for a walkthrough with tRIIO London East Area Manager, Paul Jones.
Cllr Little said: “I’m very pleased to see things are still on track for an early September finish.
“We knew that the works would be disruptive for residents and local businesses and we’ve all tried to communicate and plan for that.
“I’m reassured that not only are the works being conducted safely – which of course is our top priority – but they are being done as efficiently as possible.
“I’m keen these replacement works are exactly that, they will future proof the area as much as it can be, from the many emergency closures and works we’ve seen over recent years.
“One of the issues – along with the weather this week – is that because of the significant number of patch repairs, accessing the pipe work under a huge amount of concrete has been challenging.
“Again, I wish to thank those affected by the works for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”