Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Leeds.
The project involves replacing 300m of old metal main with brand-new plastic pipes to reinforce the gas supply to homes and business in the area.
The three-week project is taking place on Neville Street, having been planned in collaboration with Leeds City Council.
To ensure the safety of colleagues, customers and the local community at this time, the work is being carried out exclusively in the street, observing strict Government guidelines for safe distance working and following health and safety guidance.
In order for engineers to carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect members of the public, some traffic management measures will be necessary.
From Friday 1 May Neville Street is closed to inbound traffic for three weeks. Signs will be displayed for motorists and a full signed diversion put in place via Meadow Lane, Leeds Bridge and Swinegate.
Matt Pursell, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We have worked closely with Leeds City Council to plan these essential works and would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused. However, it is vital we complete the work in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to homes and businesses in Leeds.
“NGN is continuing to carry out essential services whilst observing strict Government guidelines for safe distance working and following health and safety guidance during the Coronavirus outbreak.
“We want to assure members of the public and road users that we will be working hard to complete this scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”
In line with UK Government guidance NGN is continuing to carry out essential services including responding to gas emergencies, carrying out emergency repairs and undertaking critical maintenance activities, to ensure communities continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply.
To ensure it can continue to deliver the highest standards of service, and to protect its colleagues, customers and our communities, NGN is suspending the majority of its planned work programme until further notice.
You can find out more about the steps that NGN is taking to keep customers and colleagues safe during the Coronavirus outbreak at www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk
For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: email@example.com.
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.