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The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £450k to upgrade the gas distribution network in and around Ackworth Road, Pontefract.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and involves replacing 4.1km of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes, to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers for years to come.

The project, which is expected to take approximately 25 weeks to complete, will begin on Ackworth Road at the junction of Went Lane week commencing 24 June.

In order for the works to be completed safely and efficiently, is it necessary to introduce a number of traffic management measures.

  • Three way temporary traffic signals will be introduced onto Ackworth Road at the junction of Went Lane, week commencing 24 June, for approximately one week.
  • Two way temporary traffic signals will then be introduced onto Ackworth Road between the junctions of Went Lane and Wentbridge Road. They will be put in place week commencing 1 July and will remain in situ for approximately three weeks.
  • During week commencing 22 July, three way temporary traffic signals will be re-introduced onto Ackworth Road at the junction of Wentbridge Road and will remain in situ for approximately 1 week.
  • Two way temporary traffic signals will then be put in place on Ackworth Road between the junctions of Wentbridge Road and Hall Street week commencing 29 July for approximately 2 weeks.
  • Three way temporary traffic signals will then be introduced onto Pontefract Road at the junction of Hall street for approximately 1 week from Monday 5 August.
  • A final set of two way temporary traffic signals will then be introduced onto Pontefract Road week commencing 12 August for approximately 2 weeks.

All works have been planned in conjunction with Wakefield Council. Russell Kaye Business Lead for East Riding said “We would like to thank all our customers for their patience whilst we complete these essential works. We are sorry for the inconvenience the works will cause’’.

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766, option 3 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

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