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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to upgrade the gas network at Tadcaster Road in York.

Work is being carried out to replace the ageing metal gas mains with new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers.

The work is due to start on Monday 11th October and is expected to last for nine weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with The City of York Council.

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 11th October, temporary traffic lights will be in place on Tadcaster Road for approximately four weeks. These will start at the junction of Slingsby Grove and move in sections to finish near the junction of Lycett Road.

Signs will be displayed for motorists, and shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual while the work is underway.

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

Scott Kitchingman, Business Operations Manager 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 York.

“NGN is continuing to carry out its essential activities while following strict guidelines for safe distance working, where possible, and following good hygiene practices as we continue to live with coronavirus.

“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.”

While all of NGN’s work has now resumed, extra safety precautions remain in place to keep everyone safe while we continue to live with Covid-19.

Customers can read more about NGN’s Covid Secure Promise here.

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

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.