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The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £120,000 to upgrade ageing metal gas mains in Temple Park Green, Leeds.

This major project is part of NGNs’ ongoing replacement of infrastructure in the region and will involve replacing over 2Km 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 project, which will commence on Monday 4 January, will take approximately 11 weeks to complete and has been carefully planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to ensure the works are carried out with as little disruption as possible.

Russ Oxley, Construction Services Area Manager Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Leeds City Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise any disruption caused.

“To ensure that we complete the work as soon as possible our engineers will be working Monday to Saturday from 8am to 5pm.

The project has been planned to be carried out in phases in order to keep disruption to a minimum.  The work will begin on Templegate Avenue and progress to New Templegate, Templegate Rise, Temple Park Close, Temple Park Green and finally Temple Lea.

In order to carry out works safely and efficiently it will be necessary to put a road closure in place on Templegate Avenue at the junction of New Templegate from Monday 25 January until Friday 5 February.  A diversion route will be in place for all road users and a temporary bus stop will be located on Templegate Avenue.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Russ concluded: “We would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this essential work may cause and thank members of the public for their patience and support.”

The work is expected to be complete by 16 March 2016.

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

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