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£570,000 upgrade to Newcastle’s gas network is progressing well as works enter second phase

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN)’s essential gas mains replacement works to upgrade the gas network in and around Osborne Road, Newcastle are progressing well, with phase one now nearing completion.

The circa £570,000 investment will ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

Engineers will start work on the second phase of the project on Monday 20 August which is taking place on Osborne Terrace.  From this date, temporary traffic lights will be moved to the opposite side of the road so that engineers can safely carry out work to connect the gas main in the street.

In Portland Road, three-way traffic lights will be implemented from week commencing Monday, 20 August at the junction of Portland Road, Warwick Street and Stoddart Street.  These temporary traffic signals will be in place for several weeks as work progresses.

The southbound lane on Osborne Terrace will be closed for four weeks from 7am on Monday, 20 August while we carry out work on Jesmond Road before progressing to Sandyford Road.  A signed diversion route will be in place for motorists.

It’s expected these works may cause some delays to journey times, so motorists are advised to leave extra time for travel whilst the temporary traffic signals are in place.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual.

Richie Manuel, Business Operations Lead at Northern Gas Networks, said: “Our essential work to upgrade the gas mains in the Osborne Road area of Newcastle is progressing well. We’re continuing to work closely with Newcastle City Council to minimise the inconvenience caused to customers and road users and we’d like to thank everyone for their continued support as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”

The upgrade is part of a larger programme to decommission the gas mains that run through the Tyne Bridge and have been in place for almost 100 years. By installing modern plastic pipes, Northern Gas Networks will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for many years to come.

To find out the latest information about the project visit https://www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk/essential-gas-mains-work-in-ne2/ or alternatively contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbonhttps://www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk/essential-gas-mains-work-in-ne2/ 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.

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Essential upgrade to gas distribution network on Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland

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The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), will be investing £150,000 to upgrade the gas distribution network in and around Cockton Hill Rod, Bishop Auckland.

 

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing approximately 800m of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones.  This will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

 

The ageing metal gas main has required several repairs in recent years.  NGN has prioritised the pipe for replacement to minimise any inconvenience caused by future repairs.  The works have been planned to coincide with the school summer holidays to minimise disruption to road users.

 

The sixteen- week project has been carefully planned in conjunction with Durham County Council to minimise the impact caused.

 

Works will start on Monday 20 August.  It will be necessary to implement temporary traffic management measures to ensure the safe and continued flow of traffic whilst works are in progress.  The first phase of works will be carried out on Cockton Hill Road and Woodhouse Lane, during this time we will have temporary four-way traffic signals in place for approximately four weeks.

 

Works will advance on Cockton Hill Road and Woodhouse Lane, adjacent to the Kwik Fit garage and will progress up to Bishop Auckland Baptist Church.

 

Throughout the duration of the project, parking in and around our works will be limited.

 

It’s expected these works may cause some delays to journey times, so motorists are advised to leave extra time for travel whilst the temporary traffic signals are in place.

 

NGN’s Customer Care Officers have been door-knocking local residents and businesses to make customers aware of the work, while on-site signage will advise motorists of the work taking place. Regular updates will also be available on NGN’s website northerngasnetworks.co.uk, Twitter @NGNgas and Facebook @northerngasnetworks.

 

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual throughout the project.

 

Nigel Pearson, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Durham County Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

 

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may encounter and thank everyone for their support as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”

 

For further information about the project 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.

 

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Essential upgrade to gas distribution network on Stanix Bank, Carlisle

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From (Monday) 6 August, the North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), will be upgrading the gas distribution network on Stanix Bank, Carlisle.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing approximately 400m of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones. This will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The four-week project has been carefully planned in conjunction with Cumbria County Council to minimise the impact caused.

In order to complete works as safely and efficiently it will be necessary to implement some temporary traffic management measures including footpath closures. NGN will ensure advanced notification signs are in place for road users and alternative routes for pedestrians are in place whilst works progress.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual throughout the project.

Dan Hind, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We have been working closely with Cumbria County Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may encounter and thank everyone for their support as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project 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.

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£100k upgrade to gas distribution network in Huddersfield

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The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing more than £100k to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around Thornton Lodge Road, Huddersfield.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure and will involve replacing approximately 35m of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes. This will ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

Starting on Monday (6 August), the project is scheduled to take approximately five-weeks. In order to carry out the works safely and efficiently, the following traffic management will be in place:

  • From Monday (6 August) until Sunday 9 September, Springdale Avenue will be closed at the junction of Manchester Road and Thornton Lodge Road. During this time a signed diversion route will be in place.
  • From Monday (6 August) until Sunday 12 August, temporary four-way lights will be in place at the junction of Manchester Road and Thornton Lodge Road.
  • From Monday 13 August until Sunday 2 September, there will be three-way lights at the junction of Victoria Road.

Chris Nevison, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting them completed as quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project 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.

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Northern Gas Networks receives second consecutive RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety practices

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Northern Gas Networks, the North of England’s gas distributor, has received a consecutive gold award at the annual RoSPA awards.

The prestigious annual health and safety awards are run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and are internationally recognised as the most sought-after accolade in the health and safety industry by organisations from every sector.

NGN received a gold award in the non-competitive achievement category based on their occupational health and safety performance assessed against the judging criteria.

The judges, consisting of highly experienced health and safety professionals, looked at NGN’s overarching occupational health and safety management system activities throughout 2017 and performance against key indicators, including practices such as leadership, workforce involvement, key achievements and the prevention of accidents and ill-health.

Mark Simpson, Health and Safety Compliance Manager, said: “I am delighted for all NGN colleagues for achieving this prestigious award, which is independent recognition of everyone’s positive attitude to health and safety.

“We take health and safety very seriously at NGN and this award is recognition for everyone within NGN of their commitment to the subject and a great way to allow us to continually challenge and improve our performance.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

NGN will be receiving their gold award at a ceremony on 13 September in Glasgow. For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit: rospa.com/awards

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.

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£65k upgrade to gas distribution network in Liversedge

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The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing more than £65k to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around Halifax Road, Liversedge.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure and will involve replacing more than 400m of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes. This will ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

Starting on Wednesday 8 August, the project is scheduled to take approximately five-weeks. In order to carry out the works safely and efficiently, Halifax Road will be closed west-bound between Huddersfield Road and Lonsdale Hotel. During this time a diversion route will be clearly signposted.

All traffic from side roads between Lonsdale Terrace and Huddersfield Road will need to turn eastbound on Halifax Road.

Chris Nevison, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting them completed as quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project 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.

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£500k upgrade to gas distribution network in Leeds

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The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing more than £500k to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around Drighlington, Leeds.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure and will involve replacing more than 600m of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes. This will ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

Starting on Monday (6 August), the project is scheduled to take approximately 19-weeks. In order to carry out the works safely and efficiently, the following traffic management will be in place:

  • During the first two-weeks of the project there will be temporary four-way traffic lights at the junction of King Street. These will be manned at peak times.
  • During the second and third week of the project there will be two-way lights on Whitehall Road between King Street and Manor Close. During peak times stop and go boards will be used.
  • During the third and fourth week of the project two-way lights will progress down Whitehall Road in 50m sections.

Russell Horner, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting them completed as quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project 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.

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Essential upgrade to gas distribution network on The Oval, Pocklington

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The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), will be investing more than £200,000 to upgrade the gas distribution network in and around The Oval, Pocklington.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing approximately 3km of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones. This will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The ten-week project has been carefully planned in conjunction with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to minimise the impact caused.

Work started yesterday (Monday 30 July) and will involve temporary traffic management measures to ensure the safe and continued flow of traffic whilst works are in progress. There will be temporary three-way lights on Kilnwick Road during the second and third week of the project. During week nine and ten there will also be temporary three-way lights on Burnby Lane.

It’s expected these works may cause some delays to journey times, so motorists are advised to leave extra time for travel whilst the temporary traffic lights are in place.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual throughout the project.

Steve Goodwin, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may encounter and thank everyone for their support as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project 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.

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£400k upgrade to gas distribution network in Lightcliffe, Halifax

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The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing more than £400k to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network on Wakefield Road in Lightcliffe, Halifax.

The major project, starting on Monday 6 August, is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in Lightcliffe and will involve replacing approximately 1,300m of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes, to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

To complete the works safely and efficiently, two and three-way lights will be in place on Wakefield Road at the junction of St Giles Road, working towards the junction of Smith House Lane, until December.

Chris Nevison, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting them completed as quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project 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.

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Emergency repair work to gas distribution network on Kirkstall Hill in Leeds

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From 10am today (Friday 27 July), Kirkstall Hill in Leeds will be closed between Eden Road and Eden Drive so that Northern Gas Networks, the North of England’s gas distributor, can carry out emergency gas main repair work.

The work is scheduled to be completed by 4pm on Sunday (29 July). During this time a diversion route will be in place via Cardigan Road and Kirkstall Lane or via Willow Road and Kirkstall Road.

NGN was carrying out replacement work upgrading the area’s metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes when engineers discovered that the emergency repair work was needed. This will ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come. Once the emergency work has been completed, work will begin on St Anne’s Lane and Burley Road.

Russell Horner, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused during these emergency works, but we can assure residents and road users that we will complete them as safely and as a quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project 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.

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