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The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing around £180,000 to upgrade ageing metal gas mains at Centenary Road, Goole.

The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the area’s gas infrastructure and will involve replacing over 2.3km of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes to ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Goole for years to come.

The nine- week project, which begins on Monday 3 April 2017, has been carefully planned in conjunction with East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Due to the location of the gas main and in order to carry out the works safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to introduce various temporary traffic management measures during the course of the scheme.

Initial works will begin at the junction of Centenary Road and Airmyn Road on Monday 3 April, with work continuing on Centenary Road for around four weeks.  There will also be a road closure introduced on Oxford Road from Tuesday 18 April, which will be in place for around one week.

During this time motorists will be unable to access Oxford Road via Centenary Road, but will be able to follow the signed diversion route in place via Eton Road/ Ilkeston Avenue or Elsie Street/ Pasture Road.

In addition, there will also be various temporary footpath closures in place to ensure work can be carried out safely and efficiently.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual and NGN’s Customer Care Officers have been door-knocking local homes and businesses to make customers aware of the project, while on-site signage will advise motorists of the work taking place.

A customer cabin located on Centenary Road will be open to customers every Monday between 9:30 and 10:30am, where the NGN team will be on hand to answer any questions about the work as it progresses.

Robert Hope, Construction Services Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have worked closely with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We will endeavour to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible and will keep customers updated as the work progresses.

“We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works and thank everyone for their patience and support while we carry out this essential upgrade.”

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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