Denby Dale gets £100k gas boost
Gas supplies to Denby Dale are getting a boost thanks to a major project by Northern Gas Networks to meet growing demand for gas in the area.
Yorkshire's gas pipeline owner is investing around £100k to put a secondary pipeline in the village to ensure that it is able to meet growing customer demand for gas in the area. The pipe will be laid along Fallendge Lane, Denby Lane and Fairfields.
Work gets underway on 21 May and is expected to take around nine weeks to complete. Gas supplies will not be affected by the works.
Two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place throughout the project and will move along the roads being work on as the scheme progresses.
Around 900m of additional pipeline will be laid in total to safeguard supplies to this Kirklees village for decades to come.
A customer liaison officer is visting customers to explain the works and help address any issues or concerns they may have prior to work starting.
Northern Gas Networks' Dean Shepherdson said: "The gas mains in this area are sound but we need to increase capacity so that we can continue to supply gas to everyone in the area that needs it and this means investing in a new main.
"The new pipe we are laying is made from plastic and is very hard-wearing, requiring little maintenance."
The improvement scheme is part of Northern Gas Network's rolling programme of gas mains improvement which will see around £90 million invested this year to upgrade pipes and boost supplies across the region.