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The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £144,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in Briercliffe, Scarborough.


The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing 2.5km 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 began on Monday 16 May and will last approximately 10 weeks, has been planned in conjunction with North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.


The works will begin at Gildercliffe and continue for approximately six weeks, before moving onto Briercliffe for the last four weeks. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.


NGN will be holding a public meeting on Wednesday 18 May at the Sure Start Children’s Centre at Briercliffe, Scarborough YO12 6NS, between 4-6pm for any customers who have questions about the scheme.


Robert Hope, Construction Services Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with both local councils to carefully plan these works in order to minimise any disruption to customers.


“There is no need for any traffic management on this project so we will endeavour to ensure traffic flow remains consistent, however there will be some footpath closures in place throughout the works in order to maintain a safe working environment.


“In order to complete the works as quickly as possible, our engineers will be working Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm. We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and would like to thank customers for their patience and support in getting these works completed as quickly as possible.”


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

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