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Northern Gas Networks is investing more than £200,000 to replace approximately 2547m of ageing metallic gas mains in Durkar Low Lane and Ledgard Drive, with new durable plastic pipes.

This essential work will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to residents in the area for years to come.

The first phase of the work will commence in Durkar Low Lane on Monday 20th October.

Under the scheme, work will also be carried out in the following roads: Broadacres, Kenton Drive, Maybury Avenue, Fox Court, Green Acres, Ledgard Drive, Lee Crescent and Orchard Drive.

The project is expected to take approximately 11 weeks to complete.

In order to carry out this work safely and efficiently, two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place on Durkar Low lane for approximately two weeks from Monday 20th October.

Northern Gas Networks customer care officers have been liaising with businesses and residents to ensure that they are aware of the work, and answer any questions.

John Pickering, Customer Operations Area Manager, Northern Gas Networks said; “We have planned our work closely with Wakefield Metropolitan Council, to minimise disruption to both residents and motorists.

“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 line is in operation 24 hours a day.

If you smell gas or suspect Carbon Monoxide please call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999.