The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £30K to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in Long Street, Easingwold.
The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing 30m of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.
The project, which will begin on Monday 18 July and last approximately three weeks, has been planned in conjunction with North Yorkshire Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.
In order to complete the works as safely and efficiently as possible, traffic management measures will be in place. Three-way temporary lights will be introduced at the junction of Long Street and York Street near to the road crossing.
These will be in place from Monday 18 July for the full duration of the works and will be manually operated during peak times in order to maintain the smooth flow of traffic.
Engineers will be working from Monday and Friday between 8am and 5pm and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
Robert Hope, Construction Services Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with North Yorkshire Council to carefully plan these works during the school holidays in order to minimise disruption to customers.
“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting the project completed as safely and quickly as possible.”
For further information about the works please contact NGN’s Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766, option 7 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.