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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, will be carrying out essential gas work on Skipton Road in Harrogate from 12 July 2020.

The 14-week project will see engineers replace just under one kilometre of old metal gas mains with modern plastic pipes.

Work will start on Skipton Road near the junction of King Edward’s Drive and will head down Skipton Road, finishing near the junction of Regent Avenue. There will be temporary traffic lights on Skipton Road, which will move as the work progresses.

In September, there will be a road closure in place on Regent Grove for one week. Once this is lifted there will then be a road closure on Regent Terrace for one week and a final closure will be on Regent Avenue for one week. Residents affected by these closures will receive advance notification along with dates for the closures and a diversion will be put in place to maintain access. There will be further updates about the work which will begin in September on the NGN website nearer the time.

Richard White, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “This investment will ensure residents and businesses in Harrogate continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply for decades to come.

“We appreciate that no one likes roadworks, but we will be doing everything possible to complete this work as quickly as possible, while maintaining safe working practices.”

Northern Gas Networks is continuing to prioritise work in line with UK government guidance and has extra safety precautions in place to keep everyone safe and ensure that its workplaces are Covid secure.

As well as critical services, which include responding to gas emergencies, carrying out emergency repairs and critical maintenance activities, engineers are carrying out work to upgrade critical infrastructure, including planned work to modernise ageing metal gas mains, where the majority of the work can be carried out safely in the street.

For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email:

More information about how Northern Gas Networks is working safely during the coronavirus pandemic can be found at the company’s website:

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.