£97K upgrade to Keighley gas distribution network

The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £97,000 to upgrade the ageing metal gas distribution network in Cavendish Street and Hanover Street, Keighley.

The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing around 500m 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 the week beginning Monday 23 January subject to Bradford Council Highways approval, will last around 10 weeks with an estimated completion date of 5 April.

It has been planned in conjunction with Bradford Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

Works will begin at the rear of Cavendish Hotel and will progress down Cavendish Street and Hanover Street.

In order to complete the works as safely and efficiently as possible, it may be necessary to introduce four-way temporary traffic signals to help traffic flow. This decision will be made after further investigation is completed, and an update provided closer to the time.

If any bus stops do need to be suspended, temporary stands will be provided and these will be clearly signed and displayed for all bus users.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and engineers will be working Monday to Sunday between 8.30am and 4.30pm whilst works take place on Cavendish Street, and Monday to Friday between 8.30am and  4.30pm on Hanover Street.

Ian Cunningham, Construction Services Area Manager at Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Bradford Council to carefully plan these works in order to minimise 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.