Important information: Potential delay to your meter installation

Between 19 May and 6 June, it may take longer than usual to arrange the meter installation with your gas supplier. This is because of an Ofgem initiative to replace the IT systems used across the UK gas market. It involves all gas suppliers and will ultimately make it easier for you to switch supplier and/or get a smart meter. You can find more information about Project Nexus on Ofgem’s website.

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£129k upgrade to Rawdon gas distribution network

The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing around £130,000 to upgrade the ageing metal gas distribution network in Green Acre Park, Quaker Lane and Harrogate Road in Rawdon, Leeds.

The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and involves the replacing 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 is progressing well, having been planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

In order to ensure this, traffic management measures will be introduced from Monday 13 February.

There will be a full road closure in place on Quaker Lane for around one week from Monday 13 February, with a fully signed diversion route in place.

Two-way temporary traffic lights will also be introduced on Harrogate Road starting at the junction of Quaker Lane to the junction of back Park View Terrace.  The lights will be in place from Monday 13 February for one week.

If the works require the suspension of bus stops, temporary stands will be provided and displayed for all bus users.

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 for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have worked closely with the local Highways authority to plan the traffic management to take place during the school half-term holiday, in order to minimise disruption to motorists.

“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during this project, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting the works 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.