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A Northern Gas Networks’ major project to upgrade 1.2km of ageing metal gas mains in York city centre is progressing well, with the fifth phase of the work in High Ousegate on schedule for completion in November.

Pavement will be reopened to traffic today, more than a week ahead of schedule, meaning access for deliveries to businesses in the area will return to normal.

Garry Farnhill, Customer Operations Area Manager, Northern Gas Networks said; “We’re very happy with the way the project is progressing so far and would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding.

“We would also like to extend our thanks to local businesses, taxi drivers and bus companies for their continued support throughout these essential works.”

The nine month project is being carried out in seven phases to minimise city centre disruption, and is scheduled for completion in March 2014.

As part of this major project engineers will also be working in the following York city centre locations over the coming months:

Winter 2013 /14: Goodramgate, Monkgate Bar
Spring 2014: St Maurice’s Road
Northern Gas Networks has opened a customer cabin in the Parliament Street / Pavement area of the city. Members of the public are invited to drop in to get the latest information about the work and representatives from Northern Gas Networks will be available to answer any questions that they may have. The cabin will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11.00am to 1.00pm and on Tuesday evenings from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.

More information about our work can be found on our website and we will be sharing regular updates on Twitter and Facebook.

If you have any questions about the works please don’t hesitate to contact the Customer Care team on 0845 634 0508, option 7. The team is available between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am and 5pm on Saturday.