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Northern Gas Networks is investing £80,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in the Ackworth area of Pontefract.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure across the north of England and will involve replacing 600m of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to our customers in the area for years to come.

The essential work, which begins on 23 February 2015, is expected to take five weeks to complete and will begin at the junction of Bell Lane before progressing onto Barnsley Road to the junction of Mill Lane.

In order to help traffic flow in the area, two-way temporary traffic lights will be installed on Barnsley Road for the duration of the works. These lights will be monitored at peak times to minimise traffic disruption.

Warren Iveson, Construction Services Area Manager, Northern Gas Networks said: “Our Customer Care team have been door knocking in the area to let residents know about the upcoming work and we will continue to update our customers using social media, our website and the local media.

“We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience this essential work may cause and thank our customers for their continued support.”

You can contact the Northern Gas Networks Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766, option 7. The team is available between 8am and 10pm Monday to Friday, and 9am and 5pm on Saturday.