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The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is upgrading the ageing gas distribution network at Ormesby Road, Middlesbrough.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and involves reinforcement work to the gas network to maintain pressure during the winter months. This is to ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The scheme, which will begin the week commencing Monday 19 September, has been planned in conjunction with Middlesbrough Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

In order to carry out the work safely and efficiently, some traffic management will be necessary.

Temporary lights will be placed at the junction of Ormesby Road and Longlands Road, manned between 8am and 7pm to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.

The work is expected to take around two weeks to complete and NGN Customer Care officers have doorknocked local residents and businesses to make them aware of the project.

Neil Smith, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Middlesbrough Council to carefully plan this essential project and are doing all we can to minimise any 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 these works completed as quickly as possible.”

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

Anyone that smells gas or suspects Carbon Monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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About Northern Gas Networks

Northern Gas Networks own all the gas mains in the North East, most of Yorkshire and northern Cumbria transporting gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses.

The network consists of 37,000km of gas mains, enough to stretch from Leeds to Sydney, Australia and back.

Our mains replacement programme will see 3,800km of old metal gas main replaced with modern plastic equivalents by 2021.

For more information please visit our website www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk

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You can contact Northern Gas Network’s press office on: 0113 3227950 during office hours (between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday – Friday, excluding Bank Holidays) or call the out of hours service on 0113 3227978 at any other time.

You can contact the Northern Gas Networks Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766, option 7. The team is available between 8am and 10pm Monday to Friday, and 8am and 5pm on Saturday.