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Northern Gas Networks will be carrying out essential works to replace 1km of ageing metal gas mains in Pickering town centre with new durable plastic pipes to ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas for years to come.

The essential work will commence on Monday, 21 October and will take an estimated six weeks to complete.

In order to carry out this work safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to put road closures in place on Bridge Street, Market Place, Willowgate, Birdgate and Smiddy Hill as the work progresses.
During the first phase of the work from Monday, 21 October, Bridge Street will be closed between Rose Inn and Park Street for approximately one week.

Market Place will be closed for approximately three weeks from Monday, 28 October, and parking will be suspended during this time. Access will be maintained for deliveries, emergency services and pedestrians.

Diversion routes will be clearly marked.

As the work progresses, it will be necessary to put a rolling road closure on Willowgate, Birdgate and Smiddy Hill. Parking on Smiddy Hill will be suspended whilst we are working in the area and members of the public are advised to use Eastgate and The Ropery public car parks.

Garry Farnhill, Customer Operations Area Manager, Northern Gas Networks said; “We have worked closely with North Yorkshire Highways and Pickering Town Council to carefully plan this work to ensure minimum disruption to motorists, residents and business owners.

“We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding, and apologise in advance for any inconvenience this essential work may cause.”

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.