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The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing around £15,000 to upgrade ageing gas mains in Milton Road, Malton.

This essential project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the area’s gas infrastructure and will involve replacing ageing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes to ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Malton for years to come.

The two-week project, which is due to start on Monday 7 August 2017, has been carefully planned, in conjunction with North Yorkshire County Council, to take place during the quieter school holiday period.

Due to the location of the gas main and in order to carry out the works safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to close a section of Highfield Road for the full duration of the project.

The road closure will be in place between the junction of Milton Avenue and Malton Primary School from Monday 7 August for approximately two weeks.  During this time access for residents only will be maintained. 

A signed diversion route via Old Malton Road and Pasture Lane will be in place for motorists.

It’s expected these works may cause extended journey times, so motorists are advised to leave extra time for travel whilst the road closure is in place. NGN will endeavour to complete these works as soon as possible, and will provide updates on progress throughout the project.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual.

NGN’s Customer Care Officers will be door-knocking local homes and businesses to make customers aware of the project, while on-site signage will advise motorists of the work taking place.

Robert Hope, Construction Services Area Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have worked closely with North Yorkshire County Council to carefully plan these works to take place during the school summer holidays, in order to minimise the disruption caused to members of the public.

“We will endeavour to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible and will keep customers updated as the work progresses.

“We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works and thank everyone for their patience and support while we carry out this essential upgrade.”

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766, option 3 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects Carbon Monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.