Northern Gas Networks is replacing around 253m of old gas pipes in Cleckheaton on Bradford Road and Collinson Street with a hard-wearing plastic version to protect the long-term safety and reliability of supplies.
The project is already underway and is expected to be completed by the end of August, work is being carried out by engineers from Enterprise on behalf of the gas distributor.
In order to carry out the work safely a number of traffic restrictions are in operation.
A road closure is in place at the junction of Booth Street and Bradford Road, it will remain in place until work is complete. A diversion is running via Mount Street.
Temporary two-way traffic lights are in operation on Bradford Road, the lights are being manned from 6.30am to 9pm to help minimise disruption and enable traffic to flow as freely as possible.
The scheme is part of Northern Gas Networks' £63 million annual investment programme designed to enhance the safety and reliability of the gas network across the north of England by replacing all metal gas pipes within 30 metres of property within 30 years.
Northern Gas Networks would like to apologise for any inconvenience. Area Operations Manager Mick Hewett said "We know that no-one likes to be faced with road works but this project is crucial to ensuring that we continue to provide a reliable and safe supply of gas to our customers."
Mick added: "Once the work is complete, we won't need to come back for some time. The new plastic pipe we are laying is very durable and, if undisturbed, will require little or no maintenance over its expected lifespan of around 80 years."
Gas customers will be notified by letter prior to work starting in their street. Senior engineers will also be available on-site to provide regular updates to customers as the work progresses.