£360K upgrade to Leeds’ gas distribution network

Northern Gas Networks is investing £360,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in the Alwoodley area of Leeds.

The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure across the north of England and will involve replacing approximately 5km of ageing 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 project will commence on Monday 12 January and will be carried out in phases to minimise disruption. The work will take approximately 26 weeks to complete.

Chris Nevison, Customer Operations Area Manager, Northern Gas Networks said; “We’ve planned our work closely with the local Highways Department to minimise disruption to motorists, residents and local businesses.”

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.

As part of this project, Northern Gas Networks will be working in the following streets:

High Ash Avenue

Barfield Mount

Barfield Grove

Barfield Crescent

High Ash Drive

High Ash Drive

Linton Rise

Linton Close

Linton Grove

Linton Road

Linton Avenue

Brookhill Drive

Brookhill Avenue

Brookhill Grove

Brookhill Crescent

Mr Nevison said, “We are holding a community forum at Wigton Moor Church, High Ash Drive, Leeds, LS17 8REbetween 4 – 6pm on Thursday 8th January. Our Customer Care and Operations team will be on hand to answer any questions from members of the public.

“We will also continue to keep customers informed via our website, Twitter and Facebook accounts and the local media.”

Mr Nevison 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 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.