The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), will soon begin essential works to upgrade the gas distribution network in and around Mandale Road and Acklam Road, Middlesbrough.
The £468,000 project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing more than six kilometres of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones. This will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.
The works have been carefully planned in conjunction with Middlesbrough Council and will start on Wednesday 14th August 2019.
The project is scheduled to last around 30 weeks from start to finish, and are expected to be complete by the end of March 2020.
Work will take place via a phased approach on the following streets: Croft Avenue, Cranford Gardens, Preen Drive, Stoneleigh Avenue, Lexden Avenue, Levick Crescent, Mandale Road, Chalford Oaks and Heythrop Drive.
NGN Customer Care Officer Lisa MacDonald will be holding a community drop-in session at Acklam Community Hub and Library on Thursday 1st August 2019, between 4pm and 7pm.
Customers are very welcome to drop in and meet the team, and ask any questions about the work.
NGN’s Customer Care team will also be door-knocking local residents and businesses in the coming weeks to make customers aware of the project’s latest phase.
Regular updates will also be available on www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk, @NGNgas and Facebook.com/northerngasnetworks.
Neil Smith, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Middlesbrough Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.
“We’d like to thank our customers for their patience and support in the meantime, as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”
Anyone who smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999.