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The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £92,000 to upgrade ageing metal gas mains in Driffield.

The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing over 700 metres of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes to ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The five week project will commence on Monday 5 October and has been carefully planned in conjunction with Driffield Town Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The essential work will begin on Beechwood Road and will continue onto Skerne Road and Elm Road. Finally work will move onto Harper Street before finishing in Wansford Road.

In order to carry out the work safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to close Harper Street to traffic from Monday 26 October for two weeks. A signed diversion will be in place for motorists during this time.

NGN’s Customer Care Officers have been door knocking local homes and businesses to make customers aware of the work, answer any questions and address any concerns they may have.

Bob Hope, construction services area manager at Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Driffield Town Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council to carefully plan these works and we will be doing all we can to minimise any disruption caused.

“We know that no one likes roadworks and would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused and thank members of the public for their understanding.”

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766, option 7 or email customercare@northerngas.co.uk

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