The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £200k to upgrade the gas distribution network in the Manchester Road area of Huddersfield. The project began on 11th of November and is due to continue at the locations below from 6th January 2019.
To ensure the safety of NGN teams and members of the public during the project, it will be necessary to introduce the following traffic management.
From 6th January until 21st January, works will take place on Manchester Road from the junction of Blackmoorfoot Road up to Milnsbridge. The slip road taking motorists left on to Manchester Road and across to Birkhouse Lane will be closed during this time.
Three-way temporary traffic lights will also be placed on Manchester Road and Blackmoorfoot Road while the work is carried out.
To complete this section of work, the outbound lane of Blackmoorfoot Road will be suspended at the junction.
The filter light allowing motorists to access Blackmoorfoot Road from Manchester Road will also be suspended at this time.
Phase two will take place between 27th January and 16th February. It will see works begin on Manchester Road, with engineers working towards the lights at the junction with Morley Lane and Cowlersley Lane.
Morley Lane will be closed at the junction, and three-way temporary lights will be introduced on Manchester Road and Cowlersley Lane.
From 3rd February until 16th February, Mount Street will also be closed at the junction of Manchester Road.
During this time, traffic flow on the one-way street will be changed to two-way.
It’s expected that journey times will be increased because of the traffic management, so all motorists and commuters are advised to leave extra time for travel.
NGN’s Customer Care team will be on site throughout to provide updates to affected businesses and residents. Further updates will be provided throughout the scheme, posted on Facebook/northerngasnetworks and @NGNgas.
Chris Nevison, Business Operations Lead for Pennines, said: “After safety, minimising the impact of road works on our customers is our top priority.
“We have worked closely with Kirklees Council to plan this works. We would like to thank all our customers for their patience whilst we carry out this essential project, and apologise for any inconvenience the works may cause, as we look to complete them 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: email@example.com.
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.