Residents in Withernsea will be aware that we have been busy replacing the ageing metallic gas pipes throughout the town.
This is all part of a £717,000 investment by Northern Gas Networks (NGN) to upgrade the gas distribution network in Withernsea to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for many years to come.
Our engineers have so far replaced almost 7km across the area and are currently working on Hull Road.
In order for our engineers to safely and efficiently work on the main on Hull Road it will be necessary to temporarily close the road at the mini roundabout at the junction with Queen Street from Saturday 14 March for three weeks. There will be signed diversion route in place.
Northern Gas Networks Customer Care Officers have been door knocking homes and businesses to make them aware of the work.
Gerry Hart, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “Gas plays an essential role in everyone’s daily lives and we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and there when you need it.
“We have closely planned the work with East Riding County Council to make sure that disruption is kept to a minimum and access will be maintained to all shops and businesses while we carry out this stage of our essential work.
“This 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.”
“We would also like to thank all our customers in Withernsea for their continued patience and understanding whilst we complete these works”
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, seven days a week.