Engineers from Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributer for the North of England, completed a temporary repair to a gas main on Change Lane and West Lane, Southowram in December after water made its way into the gas network.
Engineers have been continually monitoring the site while work has been underway to plan a permanent repair, which will involve replacing the existing pipe with 500m of new gas main to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.
Work is planned to commence on Saturday 2 March and will be completed in stages while further investigations are carried out to locate and extract the water. Work is expected to be complete by Sunday 10 March.
In order to carry out this work safely and efficiently the road closure will remain in place on West Lane and Change Lane.
Chris Nevison, Business Operations Lead at Northern Gas Networks said: “The safety of members of the public is our priority. Unfortunately, when water enters our gas mains it can take time to fix and we would like to thank customers for bearing with us while we carry out this essential repair work.
“We know that no one likes roadworks and would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to motorists in the area for any delays they may have experienced. We are working hard to get the road back to normal as soon as possible.”