£26K upgrade to Farsley gas distribution network

The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £26,000 to upgrade the ageing metal gas distribution network in Town Street and New Street Farsley.

The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing nearly 140m 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 begin on Wednesday 4 January and last approximately three weeks, has been planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

To carry out these essential works safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to introduce a road closure directly outside the Sunny Bank entrance to the Old Mill Buildings. This road closure will be approximately 30m in length and will prevent access up or down Town Street from The Boheme to number 90 Town Street.

This closure will be in place from Wednesday 4 January for around one week, with a clearly signed diversion route displayed for motorists.

In addition, there will also be two-way temporary traffic lights on New Street for around two weeks.

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

Russ Oxley, Construction Services Area Manager at Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Leeds City Council to carefully plan these works 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 per day, 7 days per week.