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Cadent complete gas works in Bury St Edmunds without needing to close Angel Hill




Gas works, which some feared would bring Bury St Edmunds town centre to a standstill, have been completed with minimum fuss.

Cadent, the UK’s largest gas distributor, carried out maintenance around the Great Churchyard from January 3 to February 7.

The company initially thought they would need to close Angel Hill, a major route into the town centre, for the duration - a decision which worried motorists.

Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds was not closed after all
Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds was not closed after all

So the apparent absence of disruption then led to questions as to whether the work was completed.

This week Cadent released a statement to clarify they ‘found no need to close Angel Hill’.

“This is excellent news that there was no need to dig up Angel Hill," Mark Cordell

“We always do all we can to deliver our work with as little disruption to the public as possible and keep our traffic management arrangements under review,” the statement read.

“The new gas pipes we have installed will help ensure local people stay connected to safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating and will also reduce disruption caused by leaks from ageing gas mains.”

Mark Cordell, chief executive of Bury St Edmunds Business Improvement District (BID), is relieved the work is completed.

“This is excellent news that there was no need to dig up Angel Hill for replacement gas pipes and the BID is appreciative that this decision was taken which prevented the unnecessary disruption to the residents, visitors and businesses in the town,” he said.


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