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The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £380k to upgrade the gas distribution network in Seaton Main Road and Milburn Croft Seaton, Workington.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing approximately 5km 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, which started in Seaton Main Road in November 2018, has been carefully planned in conjunction with Cumbria County Council to minimise any disruption caused.

Engineers are currently working across several different sites; Main Road, Milburn Croft, Braeside and Princess Avenue. Over the coming weeks, work will progress into Kings Avenue and Coronation Avenue.

In order for work to be carried out safely and efficiently, it has been necessary to install temporary three-way traffic signals on Seaton Main Road. These will be in place until Friday 15th February.

It will be necessary to implement further temporary traffic management measures as work progresses.

NGN will provide detailed updates, and will ensure advance notification signs for road users and alternative routes for pedestrians are in place whilst works are being carried out.

The project is expected to be complete by mid-April.

NGN’s Customer Care Officers have door knocked local residents and businesses to make customers aware of the work. Regular updates will also be available on NGN’s website northerngasnetworks.co.uk, Twitter @NGNgas and Facebook @northerngasnetworks.

Steven Miller, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Cumbria County Council to carefully plan these works and will continue to do all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank everyone for their continued 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.

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.