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The north of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing some £50k to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around Thornton Road, Bradford.

The major project, starting today (20 October) is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in Bradford and will involve replacing more than 100m 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 project is expected to take approximately four-weeks to complete and has been planned in conjunction with Bradford Council to take part during the school holidays, to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

There will be two temporary traffic signals in place on Thornton Road for the full duration of the project. Advance warning signs will be placed on West Park Road to advise motorists of this. There will also be a road closure in place on Young Street for the full duration of the project. A signed alternative diversion route will be clearly displayed for all motorists and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Any bus stops within the closures will be temporarily suspended and will be moved to an alternative location that will be advertised to all bus users.

Anna Mycoe, Business Leader at Northern Gas Networks, said: “We have been working closely with Bradford Council to carefully plan these works in order 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.

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