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The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), will be investing £75, 000 to upgrade the gas distribution network at Normanby Road, Middlesbrough.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area to ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The project has been carefully planned in conjunction with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council to minimise any disruption caused.

Work will begin on Monday 25th February 2019 and is scheduled to last for approximately 9 weeks.  For the works to be carried out safely and efficiently, the first part of the frame work will be open cut, where it will be necessary to implement a single lane closure on Normanby Road just before the Trunk Road junction for approximately four weeks.  The open cut will require us to open cut for new mains and renew services into the customers properties.

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

NGN’s Customer Care Officers have been door-knocking residents and businesses to make customers aware of the work, 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.

Steven Storey, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Redcar and Cleveland 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.

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.