Plans, projects and improvements

The asset management strategy, our annual maintenance and road surface dressing programme, the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project, replacing gas pipes, A592 and A684 safety improvements, Langwathby Bridge.

Replacing Cumbria's gas pipes

We are replacing thousands of miles of ageing gas pipes across Cumbria. This network of pipes carries gas to homes, hospitals, schools, offices and many other buildings across the county. This project is part of a 30 year upgrade plan, which began in 2000.

Cadent and NGN

We are working closely with Cadent and NGN. The network is managed in:

  • the south of the county by Cadent (mainly Barrow, South Lakeland and parts of Copeland)
  • the north of the county by Northern Gas Networks (NGN)

Replacement works in 2022

Where possible, works are scheduled to avoid clashes with other planned projects, such as road resurfacing works. Among the bigger projects in the programme in Cumbria in 2022 are:

  • Durranhill Road, Carlisle (1.3km) - NGN 
  • Bransty Road, Whitehaven (1.4km) - NGN 
  • Dunmail Drive, Carlisle (1.5km) - NGN 
  • Brundholme Road, Keswick (1.8km) - NGN
  • Irton Place, Carlisle (1.4km) - NGN
  • Banklands, Workington (2.2km) - NGN
  • Market Street, Dalton-in-Furness (1.2km) - Cadent
  • Oxford Street, Barrow-in-Furness (1.8km) - Cadent
  • Oxenholme Lane, Natland (1.8km) - Cadent
  • Moor Tarn Lane, Barrow-in-Furness (1.3km) - Cadent
  • Beach Crescent, Barrow-in-Furness (1.4km) - Cadent
  • Palmers Lane, Millom (1.4km) - Cadent 

What to expect if you are having gas works near you

If the works are part of this major upgrade programme and your property is directly impacted, you will receive information by letter several weeks before the project starts.

In some cases, Cadent or NGN may need to switch off your gas supply, to connect your property to the new gas main. Engineers employed by the companies will make sure that your supply is turned back on the same day it goes off. The engineer will check everything is working safely.

Find out how works are carried out on the Cadent website.

The benefit of the new gas pipes

The programme is helping us reach local and national targets to achieve 'net zero' carbon emissions, because:

  • clean gases such as hydrogen are now confirmed as an essential part of the energy mix for the UK
  • new pipes are much less likely to release methane into the atmosphere

Contact Cadent

Use the online form
Telephone 0800 090 3071

Contact NGN

Telephone 0800 040 7766 (option 3)