Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out gas pipe diversion work to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Nunthorpe near Middlesbrough.
The essential work will begin on Monday 6 July and will last for five days. It will involve digging in the road to move the gas pipework to allow for road widening on the roundabout of the A171 and the A1043. The five-day project has been planned in collaboration with Middlesbrough Council.
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. The lane of the roundabout coming off Guisborough Road on to the A171 or the A1043 will be closed for the five days. Signs will be displayed for motorists and a signposted diversion will be in place to provide an alternative route.
To ensure the safety of colleagues, customers and the local community at this time, the work is being carried out only in the street, observing strict Government guidelines for safe distance working and following health and safety guidance.
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 provide a safe and reliable gas supply to customers in Nunthorpe.
“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.”
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 19 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.
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.