United Utilities is carrying out £177,000 pipeline improvements on behalf of Northern Gas Networks.
The first phase of work, which involved replacing a gas pipe at Exchange Street, and Market Place has now been completed and both roads have reopened to traffic.
Dean Shepherdson, United Utilities network operations manager, said: “We have been very pleased with progress so far and we were delighted to reopen Exchange Street and Market Place to traffic last weekend. We will continue to work as safely and efficiently as possible to get the work completed.”
The project began on January 9 with a completion date around May. In total 277 metres of new pipe will be laid.
Next week engineers will concentrate their efforts at Eastgate North. This road will close to traffic very shortly and a diversion route will be in operation. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses.
Mr Shepherdson added: “This is a major scheme to improve the gas network in Driffield for decades to come. We thank residents and traders for their understanding while this essential work continues.”
Northern Gas Networks bought Yorkshire’s gas pipeline from Transco in June and appointed United Utilities, one of the UK’s biggest multi-utility companies, to carry out day-to-day operations.