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The north of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £150k to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around Beech Lees, Farsley.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing almost 1,500m of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones. This will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The project, which begins on Monday (15 January) and is expected to take 11-weeks to complete, has been planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

In order to carry out the work safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to introduce a number of traffic management measures.

From Monday 29 January, three-way temporary traffic signals will be in place at the junction of Calverley Lane, Priesthorpe Road and Bryan Street. The lights will remain in place for one-week before being removed and replaced with two-way signals at the junction of Bryan Street and Bagley Lane for a further week.

During this time, a road closure will be in place at the junction of Bryan Street with access to the road via Priesthorpe Road.

On Monday 12 February these lights will be removed and placed at the junction of Bagley Lane and Cherry Tree Drive for a further week. All traffic signals will be manually operated during peak times to ease congestion.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Russell Horner, Business Operational Leader at Northern Gas Networks, said: “We have been working closely with Leeds City 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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