The north of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks, is carrying out work to upgrade ageing metallic gas mains in Whitley Bay with new plastic pipes to ensure the safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.
The second phase of this essential infrastructure upgrade commenced on Monday 23 March.
In order to carry out this phase of the work safely and efficiently, it has been necessary to close Park View between St Paul’s Church and the junction of Norham Road for approximately 2.5 weeks.
Access will be maintained at all times for pedestrians and for deliveries to local shops.
The third phase of this essential mains replacement project will see work carried out in Front Street and Kensington Gardens in Monkseaton in April 2015.
Richie Manuel, Construction Services Area Manager, Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with the local Highways Agency to carefully plan these works and are doing all we can to minimise any disruption caused.
“We would like to thank members of the public for their patience and support.”
Customer Care Officers have been door knocking residents and businesses in the area to let them know about the work.
To find out more about the essential work you can contact Northern Gas Networks’ Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766, option 7. The line is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.