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The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £120,000 to upgrade the ageing metal gas mains on Main Street, Shadwell, Leeds.

This major project is part of NGNs’ ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure throughout the region and will involve replacing around 1.5km 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 25 January and take approximately 10 weeks to complete, has been carefully planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to minimise the disruption caused to members of the public.

Russ Oxley, construction services area manager at 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.”

In order to carry out the work safely and efficiently it will be necessary to install two way temporary traffic lights on Main Street for the duration of the works.  The lights will move along Main Street in 150m intervals as the works progress.

Bus services will continue as normal and temporary bus stands may be in place.  Pedestrian access will be maintained with and temporary walkways will be provided if needed.

Russ concluded: “To ensure that the work is completed as quickly as possible our engineers will be working Monday to Saturday from 8am to 5pm. 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.”

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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