The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £300k to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around Harrogate Road at Alwoodley, Leeds.
The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in Leeds and will involve replacing around 2km 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, which began on Monday 24 April and is scheduled for completion on 25 August, is progressing well. The works have been planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to ensure the scheme is completed with as little disruption as possible.
Works are currently taking place on Alwoodley Lane and will progress to Harrogate Road at the junction of Wigton Lane.
In order for engineers to carry out the work safely and efficiently, a number of traffic management measures will be introduced.
A lane closure will be placed on Harrogate Road for around six weeks from Monday 3 July for for traffic travelling inbound to Leeds.
From Monday 7 August, there will be no left hand turn onto Harrogate Road for traffic travelling from Wigton Lane for around two weeks. A signed diversion route will be clearly displayed for motorists during this time.
A lane closure will also be placed on Harrogate Road for two weeks from Monday 21 August for outbound traffic.
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 Friday between 8am and 5pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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