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The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing more than £300k to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around Roundhay Road in Oakwood, Leeds.

The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure and will involve replacing 400m 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 ten-week project, which began on Monday (26 March), has been planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

For approximately seven weeks work will take place at the junction between The Roundhay Public House and Gledhow Lane. The first two weeks of this phase will take place under temporary traffic lights so motorists are advised to expect delays.

The final three weeks of the project will be completed during the school summer holidays.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times, however it may be necessary to suspend some parking bays outside the parade of shops at times during the work.

Russell Horner, Business Operational Leader 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.

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, seven days a week.