£200k upgrade to Huddersfield gas distribution network

The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing over £200,000 to upgrade ageing metal gas mains in Wakefield Road, Huddersfield.

The major project is part of NGNs’ ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing 1.3km of existing 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, which has been carefully planned in conjunction with Kirklees Council will be carried out in two phases to ensure the work is completed with as little disruption as possible.

The first phase of the work will commence on Monday 25 April on Wakefield Road between the junctions of Dalton Green Lane to the junction of Waterloo Road. This phase is expected to last approximately 15 weeks.

Phase two of the work is planned to commence on Monday 8 August with works taking place on Wakefield Road between Smithy Street and Chapel Lane.  This stage of the work is expected to take ten weeks to complete.

In order to complete the works as quickly as possible, our engineers will be working Monday-Sunday from 8am to 6pm.

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

“We’re working closely with the local highways department to agree any traffic management that may be required in order to carry out the work safely and efficiently and once these plans are in place we’ll be communicating the plans with customers once agreed.”

A public meeting is being held on Wednesday 13 April between 4.45pm – 6.30pm at Dalton St Paul’s Methodist Church, Wakefield Road, Dalton, Huddersfield, HD5 8DE where the project team will be available to discuss the works in more detail.  NGN is inviting members of the public to drop in to find out more about the work and ask any questions they may have.

Paul Continued: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during this essential work and would like to thank everyone for your patience and support while we carry out our investment work in the area.”

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.