The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £90,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in Stonegate Road, Leeds.
The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing 1.2km 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 1 August and last approximately six weeks with an estimated completion date of 9 September, has been planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.
The work will take place in two phases. Phase One will begin on 1 August and last around three weeks. There will be a lane closure introduced on the roundabout of the A61 Harrogate Road and the A6120 Moortown ring road, and on the Leeds inbound A61 Harrogate Road to the junction of Sandringham Way, between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday.
Phase Two will start on Monday 22 August and last approximately three weeks. During this phase there will be a lane closure at the roundabout on the A61 Harrogate Road and A6120 Moortown Ring Road, Moortown, and at the roundabout on Stonegate Road.
NGN engineers will be restricted to the working hours of 9.30am to 3.30pm between peak traffic times, however will work longer hours wherever possible to ensure the project is completed as quickly and as safely as possible.
Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times throughout the essential work.
Russ Oxley, Construction Services Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Leeds City Council to carefully plan these works during the school holidays in order to minimise any 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 them 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 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.