£150K upgrade to Leeds gas distribution network

The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £150,000 to upgrade the ageing metal gas distribution network in and around Headingley Lane, Leeds.

The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing 1.6km 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 will start on Monday 9 January on Headingley Lane will take approximately 10 weeks to complete.  The project has been planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible and will take place in the following phases:

 

Phase One will take place from Monday 9 January on Headingley Lane from the Richmond Road junction to the junction of Spring Bank Crescent lasting around one week.

Phase Two will see works continue on Spring Bank Crescent from Monday 16 January for one week. This phase will temporarily affect the gas supply of customers living at properties with odd numbers.

Phase Three will begin on 23 January, taking place on Headingley Lane from the junction of Spring Bank Crescent to the Spring Road junction.

Phase Four will start on 30 January with work progressing on Headingley Lane, from the junction of Spring Road to St Michael’s Road.

Phase Five will see work take place on Spring Bank Crescent once again from 6 February, this time temporarily affecting the gas supply of customers living at properties with even numbers.

Phase Six begins on 13 February on Headingley Lane, from the Original Oak Inn to St Columba’s Church. During this time, it will be necessary to introduce two-way temporary traffic lights outside the Skyrack public house for one week.

Phase Seven starts on 20 February, from St Columba’s Church to Hinsley Hall Road.

Phase Eight and Nine will take place from February 27 at The Poplars and the private road leading to Hinsley Hall.

Phase Ten will last one week, taking place on the private road leading to Hinsley Hall

In order to complete the project as quickly as possible, engineers will be working Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm with pedestrian access maintained at all times.

It may be necessary to temporarily suspend some bus stops located inside the works however all bus companies have been notified and if this is necessary, temporary stops will be introduced close to the existing stops.

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

“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank all 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 per day, 7 days per week.