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The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £60,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in Aketon Road, Castleford.


The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing around 150m 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 23 May and is expected to last approximately three weeks, has been planned in conjunction with Wakefield Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption to customers as possible.


In order to complete the scheme as safely and efficiently as possible, two-way traffic lights will be placed on Aketon Road for approximately one week from 31 May.


On street parking will be restricted during the works between properties 20-84 Aketon Road however access will be maintained at all times.


In order to complete the works as quickly as possible, engineers will be working Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.


Paul Gordan, Construction Services Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Wakefield Council to carefully plan these works and do all we can to minimise any disruption.


Paul continued: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting the project completed as quickly as possible.”


For further information about the works please contact NGN’s Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766, option 7 or email customercare@northerngas.co.uk

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