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The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing more than £100,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure and will involve replacing more than 400m 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 (23 July), the project is scheduled to take approximately nine-weeks. In order to carry out the works safely and efficiently, the following traffic management will be in place:

  • Phase 1 (Bolton Brow between Gratrix Lane and Wakefield Road) – From Monday 23 July, for approximately three-weeks, the right-turn from Bolton Brown into Wakefield Road will be suspended (a signed diversion route will be in place). Access to Gratrix Lane from Bolton Brow will also be suspended.
  • Phase 2 (Bolton Brow between Gratrix Lane and Wakefield Road for three-weeks) – Existing traffic signals will be suspended and replaced with four-way temporary lights. Right-turn, from Wakefield Road in to Bolton Brow, will be suspended for HGV’s with a signed diversion in place. Access to Gratrix Lane from Bolton Brow will also still be suspended.
  • Phase 3/4 (Bolton Brow and Wakefield Road for three-weeks) – Temporary four-way lights will still be in place on Wakefield progressing towards East Parade. As part of this phase access to East Parade will be suspended and a signed diversion route in place. A temporary pedestrian crossing will also be introduced.

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, 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.