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Northern Gas Networks will be investing £40,000 to replace approximately 390 metres of ageing metal gas mains in Driffield with new durable plastic pipes to ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to residents in the area for years to come.

The essential work will commence on Monday 24 March and is expected to take seven weeks to complete.

In order to carry out this work safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to put a road closure in place on Exchange Street for approximately seven weeks from Monday 24 March. Diversion routes will be clearly marked.

Three way traffic lights will also be in place at the junction of Cranwell Road and Exchange Street for approximately three weeks from Monday 31 March.

Shops and businesses will remain open as usual and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Garry Farnhill, Customer Operations Area Manager, Northern Gas Networks said; “We have planned our work closely with Driffield Town Council, to minimise disruption to both residents and motorists.

“In advance of the work taking place, a letter is being sent to residents, businesses and stakeholders. Our Customer Liaison team is also door-knocking residents and businesses in the area to help ensure they are aware of the work.

“We are also holding two community forums prior to work commencing, where members of the public can find out more about the work, ask questions or raise any concerns.”

The first forum will take place on Wednesday 12 March from 5.00pm to 7.00pm at Driffield Methodist Church, Middle Street North, Driffield, Y025 6SS.

A second forum will take place at the same venue on Wednesday 19 March from 12.00pm to 2.00pm.

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

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.