Road closure in Winchester

If travelling into Winchester, you may be affected by a road closure to replace a section of  gas main on Chesil Street and Bridge Street in Winchester on 16 November to 30 November. SGN reports:

‘SGN have been given the authority to urgently complete a programme of work to replace the gas main on Chesil Street and Bridge Street Winchester.   We will be replacing a section of old metal gas pipe with new plastic pipe to ensure we can continue to provide gas safely and efficiently to the local area.

We appreciate this is a challenging project to complete due to its location in the centre of Winchester.  To help minimise disruption for the local community, we have been asked to prioritise this project to complete most of the work required during the lockdown period.     Work will start Monday 16 November with a planned completion of 30 November.

For the safety of road users and our engineers we will be putting temporary multi-way traffic lights in place at the Bridge/Chesil Street roundabout, in addition we will also be putting up temporary pedestrian crossings place on both roads. 

Bus services may be affected, we would advise customers to check with your bus provider for further details. Contact number for Stagecoach (Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm) 0345 1210190 and Traveline SW  0871 200 2233. 

Please accept our apologies for the short notification of these works, we hope that our efforts to commence these works during lockdown will help to minimise local disruption.

We would like to reassure you that we are working closely with UK Government and public health bodies to make sure we’re working in line with expert advice during the coronavirus outbreak. We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our customers from catching or spreading the virus as we carry out our essential projects.

If you’d like to get in touch about our project, you can speak to our Customer Service team on 0800 912 1700. There’s more information about our coronavirus plans, as well as other ways to contact us, on our website: