ROADWORKS on one of the main roads in and out of Tranent, which were started seven months ago and halted by the coronavirus pandemic, will resume later this month.

Tranent’s Church Street was closed earlier this year for a £420,000 upgrade of the gas network in the area.

SGN, which was carrying out the scheme, had to halt the work due to the pandemic.

But work is due to restart on the street, which links the town’s High Street with the A1, next Friday (October 16).

A spokesman for SGN said: “Following Government advice in March, we needed to make changes to our ways of working to protect our colleagues and communities from the spread of coronavirus. As a result, we temporarily paused our project to upgrade our gas network in the Church Street/High Street, area of Tranent.

“This project involves us replacing our existing gas mains with new plastic pipe.

“We’re looking to start the next phase of our work on October 16 and will last approximately four to five weeks.

“Our essential work will ensure the local community receives a continued safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come.”

A spokeswoman for East Lothian Council confirmed a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) for a road closure to allow SGN to complete their works would be in place until November 6.

During the works, Church Street will be closed between New Street and High Street for about four to five weeks.

Access to Coal Neuk, Coal Neuk Court, Gardiner’s Place, The Heugh, Wallace Place, New Street, Elder Street and Elder Court will be maintained via Bridge Street.