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The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £70,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network at Hesketh Lane, Tingley.


The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and involves replacing around 1km of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.


The scheme, which begins on Monday 25 July and is expected to last around six weeks with an estimated completion date of Friday 2 September, has been planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.


To complete the work safely and efficiently, a road closure will be placed on Hesketh Lane from the junction of Dewsbury Road from Monday 8 August to Monday 22 August.  A signed diversion route will be displayed for all motorists.


Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and engineers will work from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.


Russ Oxley, Construction Services Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Leeds City Council to carefully plan these works during the school holidays in order to minimise disruption to customers.


“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting the project completed as quickly as possible.”


For further information about the scheme please contact NGN’s Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766, option 7 or email customercare@northerngas.co.uk

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