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From Monday (9 April), the North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), will be  upgrading the gas distribution network on Buttermere, Maryport.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing approximately 550m of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones.

The ageing metal gas main has required several repairs in recent years and NGN has prioritised the pipe for replacement to minimise any inconvenience caused by future repairs and ensure the continue safe and reliable supply of gas for years to come.

The six-week project has been carefully planned in conjunction with Allerdale Borough Council to minimise the impact caused. Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual.

NGN’s Customer Care Officers will be door-knocking local homes and businesses to make customers aware of the project, while on-site signage will advise motorists of the work taking place. Regular updates will also be available on NGN’s website northerngasnetworks.co.uk, Twitter @NGNgas and Facebook @northerngasnetworks.

Matty McBride, Business Operational Leader for Northern Gas Networks in Cumbria said: “We have been working closely with Allerdale Borough Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank everyone for their support as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”

Once the project in Buttermere is complete work will commence on Moorside Road and Ewanrigg Road.  NGN will provide further information as soon as it is available.

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

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, seven days a week.