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The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £475k to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around Spa Lane at Boston Spa near Wetherby.

The essential major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in Wetherby and the surrounding area and will involve replacing around 3.5km of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes, to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers for years to come.

This project will begin on Monday 10 July and is expected to last around 32 weeks, with an estimated completion date of 16 February 2018. Works will begin on Spa Lane and complete on Grove Terrace, having been planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to ensure the scheme is completed with as little disruption as possible.

In order to carry out the work safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to introduce two-way temporary traffic lights on High Street from Monday 17 July for around 12 weeks.

A road closure will also be in place on Grove Road at the junction of High Street for three weeks from Monday 31 July, with a signed diversion route clearly displayed for all motorists.

Whilst this closure is in place, there will be no bus service on Grove Road. Temporary bus stops will be available during this time, located on Clifford Road.

On-street parking on High Street will be restricted so motorists are advised to use alternative parking during this time.

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 Sunday between 8am and 6pm and NGN will continue to provide updates as the project progresses.

Russ Oxley, Construction Services Area Manager Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Leeds City Council to carefully plan these works to 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

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.