Engineers from Northern Gas Networks, the gas distributer for the North of England, will be carrying out essential gas mains repair works on Manchester Road in Huddersfield.
NGN has been closely monitoring a controlled gas escape on the existing main in Manchester Road however the main now requires emergency repair and a team of engineers will begin the work at 7.30pm on Friday, 5 May 2017. Gas supply to local properties will be unaffected.
In order for NGN to complete the repair safely and efficiently, four-way temporary traffic lights will be placed on Manchester Road at the junction of St Thomas’ Road.
To ensure the steady flow of traffic and minimise inconvenience to road users, the temporary lights will be manually operated between 7am and 7pm, however NGN teams will be working around the clock to complete the work as soon as possible.
It’s expected that the traffic management in place will result in extended journey times, so motorists are advised to leave extra time for travel.
Richard Streeting, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “The safety of the public and our engineers is our number one priority and in order for us to carry out this essential repair as quickly and safely as we can, it’s necessary to introduce these four-way lights.
“We will do all we can to carry out the work as quickly as possible and our teams will be working in shifts around the clock until the repair is complete.
“We’d like to thank the public for their continued patience during this time and apologise for any inconvenience customers may experience.”
For further information about the work, customers can contact the NGN Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone that smells gas or suspect carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.