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The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £40,000 to upgrade the ageing metal gas distribution network in The Village, Wigginton.


The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and will involve replacing 174m 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 work, which will begin on Monday 1 August and last approximately four weeks, has been planned in conjunction with City of York Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption to customers as possible.


The project will be completed in three phases. Phase One will begin on Monday 1 August and take place outside number 47 up to the junction outside Wigginton Stores.


Phase Two will start on Monday 8 August outside Wiggington Stores to the junction adjacent to Wigginton Stores.


Phase Three will begin on Monday 15 August, taking place at the junction before continuing down towards the school. This phase is expected to take around two weeks to complete.


In order to complete the work safely and efficiently, traffic management measures will be in place.


There will be a road closure at the junction of Westfield Lane and The Village from 1 August for three weeks, and two-way temporary lights in place from 1 August for two weeks.


Engineers will be working seven days a week between 8am and 5pm to finish the scheme as quickly as possible and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.


Robert Hope, Construction Services Area Manager Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with City of York Council to carefully plan these works during the school holidays in order to minimise any disruption to customers.


“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting them 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

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.


About Northern Gas Networks

Northern Gas Networks own all the gas mains in the North East, most of Yorkshire and northern Cumbria transporting gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses.

The network consists of 37,000km of gas mains, enough to stretch from Leeds to Sydney, Australia and back.

Our mains replacement programme will see 3,800km of old metal gas main replaced with modern plastic equivalents by 2021.

For more information please visit our website www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk


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