Gas company SGN says it hopes to reopen Marine Terrace in Margate tomorrow evening (February 1) – well ahead of the feared closure of up until February 8.
Marine Terrace was closed by SGN on Saturday (January 29) for emergency repairs to a gas main leak outside Dreamland.
The closure, coupled with a traffic collision in Tivoli Park Avenue yesterday – meaning All Saints Avenue to Mere Gate was shut in both directions –and a road closure at Northdown Road both ways from Athelstan Road to Zion Place due to ongoing construction, has caused traffic chaos in the town.
But the company says essential repairs have now been completed and the aim is to get the road reopened by tomorrow (February 1) evening.
SGN spokesperson Waseem Hanif said: “Our engineers have completed essential repairs and we’re now working to reinstate the area around our site. For safety, Marine Terrace remains closed to motorists in both directions while our resurfacing work takes place.
“A signed diversion is in place via Belgrave Road, Ramsgate Road, Margate Road, Park Road, A299 Canterbury Road and the A28.
“We’re hoping to be able to safely reopen the road by tomorrow evening (Tuesday 1 February).”
Yeh, yeh, yeh, I suspect they have run out of tea and coffee for their breaks, time to move on elsewhere.
All around Margate complete and utter traffic chaos, thanks to this slo-mo gas repair. An hour and a half for a 20 minute journey.. ridiculous. Surprising what a 2 metre hole in the ground can make to travel time.
when ever i see ” workmen ” on these projects , all they are doing is playing with thier mobile phones. and they are never around much after 3-30 pm
Still there still chaos
No chance of it opening tonight
SGN blatant lies it doesn’t take 2 days to fill in a hole .
Girlfriend 2hrs to get QEQM for work then 1 and half to get home again…..
emergency jobs like this should be worked on 24/7
They probably are. Maybe components had to be brought in, or specially constructed.
Yeah, drying concrete needs 24/7 supervision…
I think it’s something to do with the filming in Dreamland I blame Sam Mendes.
Charles that was my first thought.
Should reopen tonight but I doubt it .
So the ongoing emergency tea breaks continue, just a shame they can’t do any work between them.