£189,000 upgrade to Huddersfield gas distribution network

The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £189,000 to upgrade the ageing metal gas distribution network in and around Bradley Road, Huddersfield.

The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing 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 Saturday 11 February and last around two weeks, has been planned in conjunction with Kirklees Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

The works will be completed in two phases with the second phase beginning around Monday 13 March with an estimated completion date of Wednesday 12 June.  A more detailed update of this phase will be provided closer to the time.

Phase One will take place on Leeds Road at the junction of Bradley Road, and for engineers to complete the works safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to introduce a number of traffic management measures.

There will be a lane closure on the A6107 Bradley Road at the junction of the A62 Leeds Road, which will be introduced in three stages between Saturday 11 February and Friday 17 February.

There will also be a road closure on the slip road between Leeds Road and Bradley Road in place between Saturday 18 February and Sunday 26 February.

NGN is liaising closely with Metro to discuss alternative bus routes in order to avoid delays.

It is expected motorists will experience delayed journey times due to the traffic management in place, so drivers are advised to use alternative routes where possible.

Engineers will be working Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm and also alternate weekends.

Paul Jagger, Construction Services Area Manager Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Kirklees 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 these 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.