Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the North of England’s gas distributor, is investing more than £35k to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around Sowerby Bridge.
The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure and will involve replacing 300m 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, due to start on Monday (21 May), will take approximately four weeks and has been planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.
Due to the nature of the works, Sparkhouse Lane will be closed during the duration of the works. The planned diversion is via Fall Lane, Mearclough Road, Holmes Road, Norland Road, Bogart Lane and Sowerby Croft lane (or by this route reversed).
Chris Nevison, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We have been working closely with Calderdale 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. We understand this is a lengthy project and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting the work completed as quickly as possible.”
For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.