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Northern Gas Networks is investing £175,000 to upgrade ageing metallic gas mains in Hyde Park Road, Leeds.

The project is part of Northern Gas Network’s ongoing development of infrastructure across the north of England and will involve replacing more than 1km of existing metallic gas main 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 minimise the level of disruption caused the scheme which is expected to take 11 weeks to complete, will be carried out in three phases.

In order to carry out the work safely and efficiently temporary road closures will be in place at certain times throughout the project and all on street parking will be suspended.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and all shops and businesses will remain open as usual.  Public transport will be unaffected.

Planned schedule of work:

Phase 1 – Around 3 weeks from 21st July

Hyde Park Road closed from the junction with Woodsley Road to Hartwell Road.

Royal Park Road closed for around 1 week.

Phase 2 – Around 3 weeks from 11th August

Hyde Park Road closed from the junction of Hartwell Road to Edwin Road.

Phase 3 – Around 5 weeks from 1st September

Hyde Park Road closed from the junction of Edwin Road to Royal Park Road.

Chris Nevison, Customer Operations Area Manager, Northern Gas Networks said: “We have worked closely with Leeds City Council to plan this work so that it takes place during the quieter school holiday period as well as avoiding university term time.

“We know that no one likes roadworks and our Customer Liaison team has been door-knocking residents and businesses in the area to help ensure they are aware of the work.”

If you have any questions about our work please contact Northern Gas Networks Customer Care team on 0845 634 0508, option 7. The team is available between 8am and 10pm Monday to Friday, and 9am and 5pm on Saturday however the line is in operation 24 hours a day.