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The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing in Ilkley’s gas infrastructure this year, replacing ageing metal gas mains with modern plastic pipes to ensure customers continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.

The ten week project began on the A65 Skipton Road on 28 March 2016 and continues to progress well, with another 200m of gas mains replaced in the last week.

In order to complete the scheme as quickly and safely as possible, from this weekend (21 and 22 May) it will be necessary to suspend access to Westville Road from Skipton Road for around seven days.  Access will be maintained via Kings Road and Kingsway Drive.   Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Dean Woolley, Network Officer for Northern Gas Networks, said:  “We’re making good progress with this essential gas mains replacement project and we’d like to thank our customers in Ilkley for their patience as we look to complete the work as quickly and as safely as possible.

“In order for works to progress safely and efficiently it won’t be possible for traffic to access Westville Road from Skipton Road for around seven days from this weekend, however access will be maintained via Kings Road and Kingsway Drive.

“Our customers are extremely important to us and we’re continuing to listen to feedback from the community. If anyone would like to speak to the team they can contact us on 0800 040 7766 or email customercare@northerngas.co.uk.  We’d like to thank everyone for bearing with us while we carry out these essential works.”

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