The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is carrying out essential gas mains replacement work on the B6145 Thornton Road in Bradford.
The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the area’s gas infrastructure and will involve replacing around 270m of ageing 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 seven-week project began in February and has been carefully planned in conjunction with Bradford Council to minimise any potential inconvenience to customers.
In order to carry out the work safely and efficiently, temporary traffic management measures have been introduced.
A bus lane on B6145 has been closed to traffic and three-way traffic lights placed at the junction of Thornton Road and Hollings Road, manually operated between 7am and 7pm to ensure a smooth flow of traffic.
It is expected these works will result in delayed journey times so motorists and pedestrians are advised to allow extra time for travel during the scheme.
The lights will become two-way from Monday 6 March which will help to reduce traffic congestion.
Engineers will continue working in the carriageway for another week before the project moves to a side street for a further week, where it will complete.
Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual throughout the project, and NGN’s Customer Care Officers have been door-knocking local homes and businesses to make customers aware of the project.
Ian Cunningham, Construction Services Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Bradford Council to carefully plan these works and are doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.
“This is essential work to replace a 100-year-old gas main and we’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may encounter as work continues.
“We’d like to thank them for their patience as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”
For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766, option 7 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone that smells gas or suspects Carbon Monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.