Upgrade to Headingley’s gas distribution network

Northern Gas Networks is carrying out essential work to replace ageing metallic gas mains in Headingley, Leeds, with durable plastic pipes to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to our customers in the area for years to come.

The work will commence on Monday 30 March in Cardigan Road, from the four way junction with Kirkstall Lane and St Michael’s Road, to the junction of St Michael’s Lane. Some work will also be carried out in North Lane.

The five week project will be carried out in phases to minimise disruption. In order to complete the work as quickly as possible, engineers will be working seven day weeks.

The project is scheduled for completion in early May.

In order to carry out the work safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to use traffic management at various stages throughout the project, including temporary traffic lights and temporary road closures.

Businesses in the area will remain open as usual and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Chris Nevison, Customer Operations Area Manager, Northern Gas Networks said: “We have planned this scheme carefully with Leeds City Council, and a large section of the work has been scheduled to take place in the school Easter holidays when the volume of traffic on the roads is reduced.

“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.”

 

Planned Schedule of works:

Phase 1 (Monday 30 March for approximately 1 week)

Work will commence at the four way junction on Cardigan Road. A road closure and three-way temporary traffic lights will be installed on St Michaels Lane.

The site will be cleared on Bank Holiday Monday 6 April for the Leeds Rhinos rugby game.

 Phase 2 (Monday 7 April for approximately 1 week)

Work will continue in Cardigan Road under ‘stop and go’ boards to manage the flow of traffic in the area. Reinstatement work will be on Sunday 12 April under a temporary road closure.

Phase 3 (Monday 13 April for approximately 11 days)

Work will continue in Cardigan Road, and preparatory work will be carried out on North Lane at the junction with South Parade.

The site will be cleared on Friday 24 April for the Leeds Rhinos rugby game.

Phase 4 (Saturday 25 April for approximately 9 days)

Work will be carried out in North Lane at the junction with South Parade. Three way temporary traffic lights will be installed at the junction to manage the traffic flow.