Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Skipton.
The ageing metal pipework is now being replaced by new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers now while getting the network ready to transport alternative green fuels such as hydrogen in the future.
The work will start on Monday 10 January 2022 and is expected to last four weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with North Yorkshire County Council.
So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place.
Work will begin on Coach Street at the junction of Canal Street, working towards Swadford Street/Belmont Bridge. A road closure will be in place on Coach Street however access for businesses and residents will be maintained.
From Monday 24 January, three-way traffic lights will be introduced on Swadford Street, Belmont Bridge and Coach Street.
Signs will be displayed for motorists and a full signed diversion put in place.
While the majority of the work will be carried out in the street, engineers will need to access customer properties to complete the project and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas.
Chris Nevison, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Skipton.
“NGN is continuing to carry out its essential activities while following strict guidelines for safe distance working, where possible, and following good hygiene practices as we continue to live with coronavirus.
“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”
While all of NGN’s work has now resumed, extra safety precautions remain in place to keep everyone safe while we continue to live with Covid-19.
Customers can read more about NGN’s Covid Secure Promise here.
For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.