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The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £500,000 to upgrade the gas distribution network in Strensall.

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 Strensall for years to come.

The scheme has been carefully planned in conjunction with City of York Council to minimise any disruption caused.

Work began on Monday 1 April 2019 and is scheduled to last for approximately 16 weeks.

In order for works to be carried out safely and efficiently, the project is being completed in two phases running concurrently, and temporary traffic management will be required throughout.

Phase One began on Monday 1 April on Oak Tree Close, and will move on to York Road.

From Monday 6 May, two-way temporary traffic lights will be placed on York Road at the railway crossing for a two week duration.

From Monday 10 June, a road closure will be in place for two weeks on York Road, from the junction of West End to Princess Road.

From Monday 24 June, four-way temporary traffic lights will be in position at the junction of Southfields Road, York Road and Princess Road, for approximately three weeks.

Phase Two will begin on Monday 15 April starting on The Village, where two way rolling traffic lights will be in position on The Village starting from the junction of Lord Moor Lane heading towards Princess Road.

These will be in place for 11 weeks.

On Monday 27 May the traffic lights will become three-way lights for two weeks at the junction of Sheriff Hutton Road, then continue as two-way lights until week 11. On-street parking will also be restricted on The Village throughout Phase Two.

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

NGN’s Customer Care Officers have been door-knocking local 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.

Steve Goodwin, Network Officer for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with City Of York 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.