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The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £34,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network at The Green, Idle.


The essential works are part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing 107m 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 start on Monday 30 May and last approximately three weeks, has been planned in conjunction with Bradford City Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption to customers as possible.


The works will begin outside 26 The Green and progress through Idle town centre up to the roundabout.


In order to complete the scheme as safely and efficiently as possible, traffic management measures will be in place. Three-way temporary traffic lights will be introduced for the first week and a half, then will change to four-way temporary traffic lights for the remainder of the project.


Engineers will be working from 8am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.


Bus companies have been advised of the traffic management measures ahead of the works to keep delays to a minimum. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.


A public meeting will be held during the first week of the scheme to discuss the works further.  Details of this meeting will be provided closer to the starting date.


Ian Cunningham, Construction Services Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Bradford City Council to carefully plan these works in order to minimise disruption to motorists.


“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting them completed as quickly as possible.”


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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