Works have now concluded on the Bradley Mills Road and Barr Street junctions as part of the £2.5m upgrade to the ageing gas distribution network in and around Leeds Road and St Andrews Road, Huddersfield.
The four-way lights have now been restored to normal working operation and works are now progressing on to the outbound carriageway towards the Red Doles Lane junction (the contra-flow will remain in place until the works have past the junction).
The phase on St Andrews Road is also complete and works are now progressing onto Leeds Road, starting outside Top Tiles and heading eastbound. In order to complete these works a number of pedestrian crossing islands have been removed and pedestrians are reminded to use the existing crossing points where possible.
Following the works, Northern Gas Networks (NGN) will be working with Kirklees Council to replace the pedestrian crossings with new modern crossing islands upon completion.
The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the energy infrastructure in Huddersfield and will involve replacing around 3km 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 ageing pipes, some of which are nearly 100 years old, have required a number of repairs in recent years. Therefore, NGN has prioritised them for replacement this year to minimise any future inconvenience for residents and road users.
For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.