Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to upgrade the gas distribution network in Seacroft, Leeds.
The ageing metal pipework is now being replaced by new, more durable plastic pipes to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers.
The work will start on Tuesday 14th July 2020 is expected to last for four weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with Leeds City Council.
To ensure the safety of colleagues, customers and the community, the majority of the work is being carried out in the street, following Government guidelines for safe distance working wherever possible. There are also extra measures in place to keep everyone safe and ensure that the work is Covid 19 secure.
So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place.
For the duration of the works, one lane of the Ring Road (A6120) will be closed in each direction; both inbound to the city centre and outbound.
This will still leave one lane in each direction free for traffic to use. The lane closures will be in place from the roundabout at the junction of York Road, to the roundabout at the junction of Barwick Road. A 30mph speed restriction will also be in place on this section of while the works are taking place.
As well as NGN’s critical service (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 replace ageing metal gas pipes, where most of the work can be carried out safely in the street.
Engineers will only request entry to a customer’s property if it is absolutely necessary in order to ensure their safety, the continuity of a safe gas supply or at a customer’s request. Customers can read more about our Covid Secure Promise at here.
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.