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The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing around £120,000 to upgrade the ageing gas mains in Green Dykes Lane, York.


The essential project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing 450m 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 four-week project will start the week beginning Monday 25 July 2016 and is due to be finished in mid-August.


The work has been carefully planned in conjunction with York City Council and will take place during the school holidays to minimise disruption to the local community. Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual.


In order to carry out works safely and efficiently, a road closure will be placed on Green Dykes Lane for approximately four weeks from Monday 25 July 2016.


The road closure will be in place from the junction of Thief Lane up to the Hull Road (A1079) junction. A signed diversion route will be in place for motorists, and access for residents and pedestrians will be maintained at all times.


NGN’s Customer Care Officers have been door-knocking local homes and businesses to make customers aware of the work, while on-site signage will advise motorists of the scheme.

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

Robert Hope, Construction Services Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with the local council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.


“We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our 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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