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Northern Gas Networks is investing over £145,000 to upgrade around 900m of existing gas mains in Pontefract.

The project is part of Northern Gas Network’s ongoing development of infrastructure across the north of England and will involve replacing existing metallic 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 14 week project, which commenced on Monday 28th September 2015, has been planned in conjunction with Wakefield Council.

Work will be carried out in phases to help minimise disruption:

Phase 1 (September 2015) Work will commence on Monday 28th September 2015 at the junction of Lyon Road and Hardwick Road. In order to carry out the work safely and efficiently it will be necessary to install temporary three-way traffic lights at this junction for approximately three weeks.

Phase 2 (October 2015) Work will continue along Hardwick Lane, temporary two-way traffic lights will be in operation along Hardwick Lane throughout this phase for two weeks.

Phase 3 (October 2015) Work will progress along Hardwick Lane to the junction of Ackworth Road, three way traffic lights will be in place at this junction for approximately two weeks.

Phase 4 (November/ December 2015) Our final phase of works will be carried out on Ackworth road were two way traffic lights will be in place for approximately six weeks. Works will complete in the area December 2015.

Warren Iveson, Customer Operations Area Manager, Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Wakefield 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 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

Anyone that smells gas or suspects Carbon Monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.