Update: Essential upgrade to Hebden Bridge gas distribution network

Work to replace around 600m of ageing metal gas mains in Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge, is progressing well.

The £95,000 investment is part of Northern Gas Networks’ (NGN) ongoing development of infrastructure in the area to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to our customers in the area for years to come.

The essential project began on Monday 27 July and phases One and Two are now complete. Phase Three is now underway and engineers have adjusted traffic management plans in order to minimise disruption caused and carry out the work safely and efficiently.

Two way traffic lights will remain in place at the junction of Tuel Lane and Burnley Road and the footpath closure on Tuel Lane will be extended further beyond Rock Haven. Road crossings will remain in place so that pedestrians can safely cross the road.

Traffic will also be unable to turn right from Tuel Lane onto Burnley Road and a short diversion route will be in place via Beech Road and Albert Road.

All restrictions will be removed by tomorrow (Friday 19 August) and the project is expected to be complete by Wednesday 24 August.

Matt Cordingley, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Calderdale Council to carefully plan these works and we are doing all we can to minimise disruption to members.  We know that no one likes road works and we would like to thank everyone for bearing with us while we carry out these essential works.”

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.