£116K upgrade to Todmorden gas distribution network

The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £116,000 to upgrade the ageing metal gas distribution network in Cross Stone Road, Todmorden.

The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing 750m of existing metal 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.

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The project, which began on Monday 14 March and is estimated to last approximately nine weeks, has been planned in conjunction with Calderdale Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

Paul Jagger, Construction Services Area Manager Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Calderdale Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise any disruption caused.

“In order to carry out the works safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to put a number of traffic management measures in place.  A road closure will be put in place on Monday 28 March and will remain in situ for the duration of the scheme.  The road closure will begin at St Paul’s Church and will be phased on a two-week basis for the remainder of the works to try and provide as much access as possible to motorists throughout the scheme.  A signed diversion route will be displayed for all motorists.

“In order to complete the works as quickly as possible, our engineers will be working Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm.

“A public meeting will be held at The Shanon & Chesapeake, 257 Halifax Road, Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 5RX, on Thursday 24 March at 5pm – 6.30pm. We would encourage anyone to attend that has any concerns regarding the works as we will be able to provide as much information as possible.

“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and would like to thank you for your patience and support in getting these works completed as quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766, option 7 or email customercare@northerngas.co.uk

Anyone that smells gas or suspects Carbon Monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.