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People in Withernsea are set to benefit from a £700,000 gas mains upgrade across the town.  Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributer for the North of England, has been busy replacing the ageing metal gas pipes to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for many years to come.

The gas mains upgrade programme, which has been planned in close partnership with East Riding County Council and involves upgrading 7.1km of gas pipes in the area.  Work started on Waxholme Road last June and has progressed well, with around 5km of modern pipework already laid.

Engineers are now set to begin work on Queen Street on Monday 6 January, which is expected to last for approximately five weeks.

The work will be carried out in the footpath outside the shops and businesses on Queen Street. These shops and businesses will remain open as usual and alternative pedestrian walkways will be in place to ensure continued access.

Northern Gas Networks Customer Care Officers have been door knocking homes and businesses to make them aware of the work.

Gerry Hart, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “Gas plays an essential role in everyone’s daily lives and we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and there when you need it.

“We have closely planned the work with East Riding County Council to make sure that disruption is kept to a minimum and access will be maintained to all shops and businesses while we carry out   this stage of our essential work.

“This work will not only keep the gas supply flowing safely and reliably today, but it will ensure that the network is ready to deliver reliable and affordable green energy in future.”

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.