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The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £67,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in Park Road, Guiseley.

 

The essential project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and involves replacing 544m of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes, ensuring the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

 

Work will begin on Monday 25 July and last around five weeks with an estimated completion date of 26 August. The scheme has been planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to take place during the school holidays when traffic is lighter, to minimise disruption to motorists.

 

In order to complete the project safely and efficiently, traffic management measures will be in place. Work will begin outside 27a Park Road, where there will be a road closure at the junction of Silverdale Avenue from 25 July for approximately one week.

 

Multi-phase temporary traffic lights will then be in place for the remaining four weeks. Bus companies will be notified of the diversion route before work begins, while pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

 

NGN’s engineers will be working seven days a week from 8am to 5pm.
Russ Oxley, Construction Services Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Leeds City Council to carefully plan this project and minimise disruption to customers.

 

“Work will begin on a Monday to reduce impact near the retail park and we will be working seven days a week to finish the scheme as quickly as we can.

 

“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience to customers and to thank them for their patience and support in getting these essential works completed as quickly as possible.”

 

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766 or email customercare@northerngas.co.uk

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