The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £120,000 to upgrade the ageing gas mains in The Drive, Gosforth.
The essential project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the area’s gas infrastructure and will involve replacing 1.5km 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 eight week project, which began on Monday 3 April 2017, has been carefully planned in conjunction with Newcastle City Council.
NGN will endeavour to complete the work as safely and efficiently as possible and will provide regular progress updates throughout the project.
Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual during this time.
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 work taking place.
Richie Manuel, Construction Services Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Newcastle City Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.
“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may encounter, and thank them for their support 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 email@example.com.
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.