£59K upgrade to Wetherby gas distribution network

The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £59,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network at Deighton Road, Wetherby.

The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and involves replacing 740m 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 project, which begins on Monday 31 October and is expected to last around four weeks with an estimated completion date of 25 November, has been planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

To carry out the project safely and efficiently, a road closure will be in place on Templar Gardens at the junction of Deighton Road from 21 November until 2 December.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and engineers will be working 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 this project in order to minimise any disruption to customers.

“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting them 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 a day, 7 days a week.