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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out critical work to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas is provided to customers and residents in Heworth Green, York.

Work is being carried out to install a new gas main to improve the gas network in the area. This work is essential to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to homes and businesses now and in the future.

The work, which began on 5th April, is expected to be completed in October. It has been planned in collaboration with City of York Council. The next phase is due to begin on Monday 5th July.

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.

  • From Monday 5th July, there will be a full road closure on Eboracum Way at the junction on the A1036. This will be in place for approximately three weeks. In conjunction with the closure there will be three-way temporary traffic lights on the A1036.
  • Alongside this, from Monday 5th July there will be another road closure on Eboracum Way at the junction of Layerthorpe for three weeks. Access will only be maintained for residents and businesses. Again, in conjunction with the closure, there will be four-way temporary traffic lights on Layerthorpe.
  • From 26th July, both road closures will be removed and four-way temporary traffic lights put in place on Eboracum Way at the junction with the A1036 for five weeks.
  • From 31st August, the four-way temporary traffic will be removed from the junction on the A1036 and be placed at the junction with Layerthorpe for a further four weeks.

Shops and businesses in the area will stay open as usual while the work is underway, although in accordance with national Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines. Road users are strongly advised to use alternative routes and to leave extra time for their journeys.

While most of the work will be carried out in the street, engineers will need to access some customer properties to complete the project and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas.

There are extra safety precautions in place for working inside: NGN engineers will wash their hands or use hand sanitiser thoroughly before entering a property and wear a face mask and gloves; they will maintain a two metre distance and ask the householders to stay in another room while they work. Our engineers may also ask customers if they feel comfortable wearing a face mask themselves during a home visit.

Where customers are self-isolating, have symptoms or are at high clinical risk, engineers will wear full PPE when working indoors, including coveralls and eye protection.

Scott Kitchingman, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these critical works.

“However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to provide a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of York.

“NGN is continuing to carry out its critical activities while following strict Government guidelines for safe distance working and observing health and safety guidance during the current coronavirus situation in England.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

Customers can read more about our Covid Secure Promise 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.