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The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £20,000 to upgrade the ageing metal gas distribution network in Netherhall Road, Maryport.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and involves replacing 300m 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, which is due for completion by Tuesday 31 October, has been planned to coincide with power distribution network Electricity North West’s essential investment in Maryports power network, in order to minimise the disruption caused.

In order to carry out the work quickly and safely it has been necessary to install temporary traffic lights on a section of Netherhall Road known locally as Netherhall corner to Netherhall school. The lights are manually operated from 7.30am to 6.00pm every day to help ensure the smooth flow of traffic.

Engineers will be working over the weekend in order to complete the work as quickly as possible.

Andrew Wright, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We know that no one likes roadworks and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works. We’d like to thank our customers for their patience while we work to complete the upgrade 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, seven days per week.