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Northern Gas Networks is replacing ageing metal gas mains in Cottingham with durable new 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 21 July around the town centre area and is expected to take six weeks to complete. Streets where work will be carried out include Newgate Street, Thwaite Street, Priory Road and King Tree Avenue.

Shops and businesses will remain open as usual and every effort will be made to minimise any disruption to residents, businesses and motorists.

John Pickering,Customer Operations Area Manager, Northern Gas Networks said; “We have planned our work closely with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Highways Department and local bus operators to minimise disruption to members of the public.

“In advance of the work taking place, a letter will be sent to local residents and our Customer Care Officers will meet with residents and businesses in the area to ensure that they are aware of the work.

“The work will be carried out in three phases with the first phase involving lane closures on Newgate Street and Thwaite Street. Signs warning motorists of the lane closures will be erected well in advance of the work commencing.

“It will also be necessary to close the junction at King Tree Avenue and Newgate Street for a period of approximately two weeks and again, signed diversions will be in place.

“Bus operations will also be affected and customers are requested to call East Yorkshire buses on 01482 592929 for the latest information.”

Mr. Pickering 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 smell gas please call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999.