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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out critical work to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Marske-by-the-Sea, near Redcar.

The essential work involves digging in the roundabout at Redcar Road and Windy Hill Lane, in order to reinforce gas supply to the town.  The 10-day project has been planned in collaboration with Redcar and Cleveland Borough 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.

Beginning on Monday 18 May 2020, the inside lane of the roundabout at Redcar Road and Windy Hill Lane will be closed for 10 days. There will be signs displayed for motorists alerting them to the lane closure ahead.

Steve Pigott, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works, however it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Marske-by-the-Sea.

“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 residents 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 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: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

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.