cadent gas works in nantwich

Major gas works are to take place in Nantwich town centre, with residents warned of road closures and disruption.

The works by Cadent will begin on Monday (July 26) to install a new gas main in Nantwich town centre.

Engineers say gas distribution pipes have been impacted by building and development in recent years.

So a new 267-metre stretch of gas main is to be installed under Welsh Row and Queen’s Drive in Nantwich.

Cadent say the work will take up to six weeks to complete.

Work will see sections of Welsh Row closed, starting at the junction with Queen’s Drive and ending at Nantwich Aqueduct.

Access will be maintained for residents, car parks and deliveries.

Work will also take place for a number of weeks on Queen’s Drive, under traffic lights.

Craig Horrocks, Head of Cadent’s North West Investment Planning Office, said: “We have a responsibility to make sure every property that uses gas has access to it 24/7, 365 days a year.

“We need to install this new main to give that guarantee here in Nantwich, where more than 83% of homes have gas central heating.

“Installing this new pipe now also helps us get ready for the introduction soon of hydrogen, which is essential to the UK journey to net zero.

“We know it’s far from ideal to have traffic lights and road closures, and we have worked hard with Cheshire East Council to build a plan that keeps traffic flowing and maintains access for local businesses and residents.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience as we complete this work.”

Teams have liaised with local stakeholders and councillors, and information has been sent to properties within the work area. Gas supply stays ON throughout.


  1. Good to know that investment in the infrastructure is taking place to ensure the security of supply to Nantwich residents, are the developers who have caused at least some necessity for these works carrying their fair share of the costs, as well as gas customers?

  2. it would help if the traffic lights by nantwich viaduct let through more than 3 cars at a time. last saturday midday this area was completely gridlocked.

    • Can’t say I’ve seen many trains going over but agree about the lights.

      • Yes, although the “viaduct” is, more correctly, an aqueduct, we mustn’t forget the importance of the construction. Thomas Telford used the experience he gained from Nantwich Aqueduct to go on to build the Aqueduct at Trevor.( It’s easier to spell than Pontcysyllte!)

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