Vital upgrade to ageing gas mains in Bramley

Northern Gas Networks is upgrading ageing metallic gas mains in Bramley, Leeds.

The project, an investment worth over £550,000, is part of Northern Gas Network’s ongoing development of infrastructure across the north of England and will involve replacing more than 9 km of existing metallic gas main 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 four month project, which will commence on Broadlea Street, will be carried out in several phases to minimise disruption, and is scheduled for completion in December 2014, ahead of the busy Christmas holiday period.

The essential work has been carefully planned so that roads and pavements remain open as usual throughout the duration of the project.  Temporary bus stops may be in place throughout the duration.

In order to complete the work as quickly as possible two engineering teams will work in parallel for the majority of the project, working extended hours, including weekends.

Planned schedule of works:

From 25th August 2014 – Broadlea Street (3 weeks)

From 15th September 2014 – Broadlea Terrace (5 weeks) and Broadlea Road (1 week)

From 22nd September 2014 – Broadlea Mount (1 week) and Broadlea Place (1 week)

From 6th October 2014 – Broadlea Crescent (2 weeks)

From 13th October 2014 – Landsdeer Mount (1 week) and Landsdeer View (1 week)

From 20th October 2014 – Broadlea Gardens (2 weeks)

From 27th October 2014 – Broadlea Hill (3 weeks) and Landsdeer Crescent (1 week)

From 3rd November 2014 – Leeds and Bradford Road (1 week) and Outgang Lane (2 weeks)

From 10th November 2014 – Broadlea Grove (2 weeks)

From 18th November 2014 – Broad Lane (3 weeks)

From 1st December 2014 – Broadlea Oval (2 weeks) and Broadlea Avenue (1 week)

From 8th December 2014 – Broadlea View (2 weeks) and Broadlane Close (1 week)

Chris Nevison, Customer Operations Area Manager, Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Leeds Highways department to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise any disruption caused.

“Our Customer Care team is door-knocking residents in the area to help ensure they are aware of the work.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Care team on 0845 634 0508, option 7.

“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 patience and support.

Northern Gas Networks Customer Care line is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.