£120K upgrade to Normanton gas distribution network

The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £120,000 to upgrade the ageing metal gas distribution network in Havertop Lane, Normanton.

The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing 250m 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 Monday 20 February and last around six weeks with an estimated completion date of Friday 31 March, has been planned in conjunction with Wakefield Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

For engineers to complete the works safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to introduce two way temporary traffic signals on Havertop Lane for the full duration of the project. To ensure the smooth flow of traffic, the lights will be manually operated during peak times.

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

Josh Hampshire, Construction Services Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Wakefield 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 the project, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting it 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.