£60k upgrade to ageing gas mains in Kirkgate, Silsden

Northern Gas Networks is investing £60,000 to upgrade ageing metal gas mains in Kirkgate, Silsden.

The project is part of Northern Gas Network’s ongoing development of infrastructure across the north of England and will involve replacing more than 200 metres of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to our customers in the area for years to come.

The scheme, which is expected to take four weeks to complete, will commence on Kirkgate between the junction of New Road and the junction of Briggate on Monday 4 August.

In order to carry out this work safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to close a section of Kirkgate between the junction with Bolton Road and New Road. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

Business will remain open as usual and access will be maintained for members of the public.

Ian Cunningham, Customer Operations Area Manager, Northern Gas Networks said:  “In advance of the work taking place, a letter has being sent to residents, businesses and stakeholders. Our Customer Liaison team is also door-knocking residents and businesses in the area to help ensure they are aware of the work.

“We are also holding a community forum prior to work commencing, where members of the public can find out more about the work, ask questions or raise any concerns.”

The forum will take place on Thursday 10 July from 17:00 to19:00 at Silsden Methodist Church Hall.

Mr Cunningham added: “We would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this essential work may cause and thank members of the public for their continued patience and support.”

If you have any questions about the works please don’t hesitate to contact the Customer Care team on 0845 634 0508, option 7. The team is available between 8am and 10pm Monday to Friday, and 9am and 5pm on Saturday.