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The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £389,000 to upgrade the ageing  gas distribution network in and around Criffel Street, Silloth.

The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and involves replacing 7000m 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 17-week project began on Monday 24 April and has been planned in conjunction with Cumbria County Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

In order to facilitate the works, temporary traffic management will be placed on Skinburness Road and Wigton Road with the remainder of the works being carried out with signing and guarding only.

Ricky McMillan, Site Manager Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support while we work to complete the work as quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766 or email customercare@northerngas.co.uk

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.