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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 Roundhay, Leeds.

The £450k project will involve the replacement of the ageing metal pipework with new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers.

To make sure that customers, colleagues and the community are all kept safe, the work will be carried out in the street. There are also extra measures in place for safe distance working, to keep everyone safe and ensure that the project is Covid-19 secure.

The project will be carried out in phases, and the first phase will start on Friday 16 October.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect members of the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place.

Sheepscar Street North will be closed at the junction of Clay Pit Lane to the junction of Sackville Street, from 7pm on Friday 16 October until 5am on Monday 19 October.

Traffic will be diverted to Meanwood Road and Sackville Street, then on to Sheepscar Street North via a fully signed diversion.

This is the first phase in this project, with more works in the area expected at a later date. Customers in the area will be kept up-to-date as the project progresses.

James Knox, 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 Roundhay, Leeds.

“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.”

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: 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.