Fisher's Lane Closure Postponed

Closure of up to four weeks now begins in October

Fisher's Lane Closure Postponed


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The four week closure of Fishers Lane, Chiswick originally scheduled to begin on 26 September has been postponed until October 3rd. Fisher’s Lane and Ramillies Road will be temporarily closed at junction of South Parade to enable work to take place.

It appears as if work on the gas main by the National Grid on South Parade has not yet completed and this has delayed the work at Fisher's Lane, which is aimed at replacing the new mains to local properties.

Ageing gas mains will be replaced with tough new pipes in a project which is to future-proof local gas mains, according to a National Grid spokesman.

Bus routes 272 and 440 will be diverted via Chiswick High Road and Turnham Green Terrace.

The road provides a link between South Parade and Chiswick High Road and is likely to mean diversions of both cars and buses and potential for gridlock around Turnham Green Terrace and Acton Lane

"The existing metallic gas mains in South Parade are now nearing the end of their life and will be replaced with tough new pipes. Work to connect the new mains to local properties will take place in Fisher’s Lane.

"The work will help ensure the local community keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies for decades to come", according to the gas spokesman.

"Work is due to start on Monday 3 October and is expected to take approximately four weeks to complete.

"To enable the work to be completed safely and efficiently Fisher’s Lane and Ramillies Road will be temporarily closed, with lane closures and parking bay suspensions on South Parade near the junctions with these roads.

"A diversion and advanced warning signs will be in place to assist road users."

Project Engineer Ian Smith said: “This essential work will help ensure that local people can keep on having safe and reliable gas supplies to heat their homes and cook a hot meal.”

He added: “We’ll do all we can to deliver then work with as little disruption as possible.”

People are reminded that they should ask to see official identification from anyone trying to enter their property. All engineers working for National Grid carry official identity cards which should be inspected before allowing them in.

For more information and to verify the identity of an engineer people can call 0800 096 5678.

More information on gas mains replacement work can also be found at


September 27, 2016

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