The work is part of Northern Gas Networks’ annual £63 million investment to upgrade the gas main network across the North East and Yorkshire. In Middlesbrough alone, £1.4 million will be invested this year to replace around 13km of gas mains.
The work to upgrade 150 metres of old gas mains on Ormesby Bank itself will start on 16th August and last for three weeks. During this time temporary three-way traffic lights will be installed at the junction of Ormesby Bank and West Bank Road. During the hours of 7am to 6.30pm, the traffic lights will be manually controlled in order to minimise the disruption and waiting times for motorists. Advanced warning signs will be placed on all approach roads to Ormesby Bank.
Northern Gas Networks and Enterprise apologise for any inconvenience experienced by residents, motorists and traders while these essential gas works are carried out. A customer liaison officer will visit the works regularly to discuss the improvements with residents and traders.
Northern Gas Networks’ Director Chris Gorman said: “This is a major gas main renewal project and will ensure that the safety and reliability of the gas network in Ormesby is greatly improved. We will do everything we can to minimise any disruption. The good news is that our new plastic pipes are more durable and flexible and have a lifespan of at least 80 years.”