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Northern Gas Networks gas network upgradeThe north of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £300k to upgrade the gas distribution network in and around Hollin Lane in Wakefield.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing work to modernise the infrastructure in the area and involves replacing 1.4km of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes, to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Wakefield for years to come.

The work, which began on Monday 16 September, is progressing well and is expected to take approximately a further 13 weeks to complete.

All the project has been planned in partnership with Wakefield Council, to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

In order for the works to be completed safely and efficiently, is it necessary to introduce a number of traffic management measures as the work progresses along Hollin Lane. The work is being carried out in phases, in order to minimise the disruption caused. These are as follows:

Phase 1:
In the week starting Monday 30 September two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place on Hollin Lane between the junction with Howard Crescent and the junction with Grove Park. These lights will remain in place for two weeks.

Phase 2:
On Monday 14 October, a road closure will begin further along Hollin Lane between the junctions with Grove Park and Milton Close, and will remain in place for approximately two weeks. A second closure will then be introduced on Hollin Lane on Monday 28 October between the junction with Milton Close and with Primrose Lane and will stay in place for three weeks. This closure will then progress up Hollin Lane to the junctions with Primrose Lane and Winden Close, beginning on Monday 18 November and will remain in place for approximately two weeks.

Phase 3:
The last road closure will start on Monday 4 December between the junctions with Winden Close and Denby Dale Road for a final two weeks.

Russell Kaye, Business Operations Lead for the East Riding at Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to thank all our customers for their continued patience while we complete these essential works. We know that no one likes roadworks, and we’ve carefully planned the work to be carried on in phases to minimise the disruption caused. We urge customers to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel while we are working in the area. ”

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.