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The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing more than £85,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around the Newsome area of Huddersfield.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure and will involve replacing almost 200m of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes. This will ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

Starting on Monday 16 July, the project is scheduled to take approximately eight weeks. In order to carry out works safely and efficiently, the following traffic management will be in place:

  • Damside Road will be closed from Monday 16 July to Sunday 12 August with temporary three-way lights on the junction of Newsome Road, Kings Mill Lane and Kings Bridge Road
  • Works will then progress southbound on Newsome Road with temporary two-way lights as the works progress past Elm Street, Malvern Road, Bell Street and Whitegate Road

Chris Nevison, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Kirklees Council to carefully plan these works in order to minimise any disruption to customers, with the majority of the works taking place during the school summer holidays.

“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.