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The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £95,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge.


The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and involves replacing 600m 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 18 July and last approximately six weeks, has been planned in conjunction with Calderdale Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.


In order to complete the work safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to put traffic management measures in place during the project.


Two-way traffic signals will be placed on Burnley Road at the junction of Tuel Lane for the entire project. The lights will be manually operated between 7am – 7pm.


Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes in order to avoid extended journey times.


There will be a footpath closure in place outside number 2 Burnley Road and next to number 17 Burnley Road from Monday 15 August for approximately two weeks. Pedestrians are advised to plan their route in advance and if approaching Burnley Road, use the pedestrian islands to cross the road safely.


The bus stop at the top of Tuel Lane will be temporarily suspended and it’s expected there will be some delays to bus services which use Burnley Road.


NGN engineers will be working from Monday to Sunday between 8am and 5pm to complete the work as quickly as possible.


A public meeting will be held at The White Horse, Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX6 2TH on Thursday 7 July between 5pm – 6.30pm for any customers with questions or concerns regarding the works.


Matt Cordingley, Site Manager at Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Calderdale Council to carefully plan these works during the school holidays in order to minimise disruption to customers.


“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused, and thank our customers for their patience and support while we carry out our work.”


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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