The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has begun work to divert a medium pressure gas main at Lindisfarne roundabout, just off the A19 towards the John Reid Road Roundabout. Works began on Wednesday 23 November and are expected to take around two weeks to complete.
The project is being undertaken at the request of South Tyneside Council and is being carried out as part of highways improvement works which are currently taking place.
In order to minimise traffic disruption and to ensure the safety of engineers and road users the work will be divided into daytime and nighttime working.
Overnight working will take place on the south side of the roundabout from 20:00 – 6:00. A lane closure will be in place during this time. Any noisy work will be undertaken in the initial hours after closure.
Work from Lindisfarne Roundabout to the John Reid Road Roundabout will be undertaken during the daytime. This work will be carried out between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00. A lane closure will be in place during this time, however this will be lifted during peak travel times to help ensure the continued flow of traffic.
Steven Storey, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We’ve liaised closely with South Tyneside Council to carefully plan these works and ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.
“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.”
Northern Gas Networks Customer Care team is available on 0800 040 7766 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.