The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £150,000 to improve the gas distribution network in Corbridge and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to all our customers for many years to come.
The work which involves laying new durable plastic pipes work will not only keep the gas supply flowing safely and reliably today, but it will ensure that the network is ready to deliver reliable and affordable green energy in future and provide the infrastructure required to supply the growing population in the town.
Andy Rodda, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “Our essential work in Corbridge is progressing well. In order to minimise any disruption for residents, businesses and members of the public, we are carrying out the work in phases. The first phase of the project which took place on Front Street has now been completed and was finished on time and the road is now open.”
The works have now moved up to Watling Street towards The Wheatsheaf Inn. To allow the project to run as smoothly as possible, it has been necessary to temporarily close the parking bays in front of the shops on Watling Street. There will still be access for residents while the work is taking place.
The last phase of the work will then begin on Monday 9 March, on the corner outside The Wheatsheaf Inn itself at the junction of Watling Street and St Helen’s Street. So that we can complete the work as soon as possible, the corner will be closed to vehicles for three weeks, and traffic will be diverted along Hill Street until the works are complete. The diversion will be signposted before and during the works. Residents living at Bank Top will still have access to their homes.
Andy continued: “We have planned this essential work in close partnership with Northumberland County Council and Corbridge Parish Council. We understand that it may cause inconvenience for people in the area, and we would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding.”
Shops and businesses in the area remain open as usual.
If you have any questions about the works you can contact the NGN Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766.”
The project is expected to be completed on Sunday 5 April.
If you smell gas, experience low gas pressures or suspect carbon monoxide call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999.