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£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 involves 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 10-week project which began on Monday 9 January is progressing well, having been planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

Four phases of the project are now complete, and works will continue on Headingley Lane  outside the Original Oak Inn on Monday 13 February.

During this time, it will be necessary to introduce two-way temporary traffic lights outside the  Original Oak for one week. It’s expected the traffic management will result in extended journey times for motorists, who are advised to leave plenty of time for travel.

In order to complete the project as quickly as possible, engineers will be working Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm with possible works on a weekend to ensure the phase outside the Original Oak PH is complete prior to the end of half term. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Russ Oxley, Construction Services Area Manager Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Leeds City Council to carefully plan these works to take place partly during the school half-term holiday 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

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