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The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £357K to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around Bradley Mills Road, Huddersfield.

The major project is part of the ongoing development of Huddersfield’s gas infrastructure and involves replacing around 4km 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 work on Bradley Mills Road began earlier this month and is expected to last around 23 weeks, having been planned in conjunction with Kirklees Council to ensure the scheme is completed with as little disruption as possible.

Works will take place on the following streets: Bradley Mills Road, Brown Royd Avenue, Fowlow Avenue, Kilner Bank, Longfield Avenue, , Nether Close, Nether Crescent, Netherhall Avenue, North Carr, Rawthorpe Crescent, Rawthorpe Lane, Ridgeway Close and Ridgeway.

In order to carry out the work safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to introduce a road closure on Bradley Mills Road at the junction of Stadium Way and Brown Royd Avenue from Monday 11 July for approximately four weeks.

A signed diversion route will be clearly displayed for all motorists and will include Rawthorpe Lane, Carr Green Lane, Broad Lane, Southgate and Bradley Mills Road in the temporary route.

NGN’s Customer Care officers have been door-knocking local businesses and residents to update them on progress and provide details of the traffic management plans.

Engineers will be working from Monday to Saturday between 8am and 4.30pm and NGN will continue to provide updates as the project progresses.

Paul Jagger, Construction Services Area Manager Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Kirklees Council to carefully plan these works to coincide with their resurfacing scheme due to take place on Leeds Road next year and minimise any disruption to customers.

“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting them completed 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

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