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The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £63,957 to upgrade the gas distribution network in and around Stockton Road and Truro Drive, Hartlepool.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing approximately 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.

In order for the works to be carried out safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to implement some temporary traffic management measures in and around Truro Drive, Hartlepool, the works have been carefully planned in conjunction with Hartlepool Borough Council.

From Wednesday 24th October until Friday 23rd November, a lane closure will be put in place heading West bound on Truro Drive from Stockton Road for four weeks. During this time motorists will not be able to turn onto Truro Drive from Stockton Road. Residents leaving Chichester Close will have no left turn leaving the estate onto Truro Drive for at least two weeks. Residents leaving Honiton Way will not be able to turn right onto Truro Drive for the duration of the closure. We are hoping to reinstate the works as quickly as possible, opening some of the closure after two weeks. A signed diversion route will be in place for motorists.

It’s expected these works will cause some delays to journey times, so motorists are advised to leave extra time for travel whilst the temporary traffic signals and road closures are in place.

NGN’s Customer Care Officers have been door-knocking local residents and businesses to make customers aware of the project’s latest phase, while on-site signage will advise motorists of the work taking place. Regular updates will also be available on NGN’s website northerngasnetworks.co.uk, Twitter @NGNgas and Facebook @northerngasnetworks.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual throughout the project.

Chris Taylor, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Hartlepool Borough Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may encounter and thank everyone for their support as we work to complete this project as safely and 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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