Gas works in Dewsbury

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Gas works will take place on several roads in Dewsbury over the next month.

Temporary traffic lights will be installed as around 850 metres of pipe will be replaced in total, with engineers working on a number of streets just off Selbourne Road.

Work is now underway on Station Road, before moving onto Brewery Lane, Slaithewaite Road and concluding on Thornhill Road by the end of September.

Northern Gas Networks insists no roads will be closed during this time and that the work, to replace old metal gas mains with durable plastic ones, is essential.

Wayne Fisher, customer operations area manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “This work will ensure a reliable gas service for families and businesses in the area for many years to come. The old metal pipes have reached the end of their useful life, and need replacing with modern, plastic versions, which are more durable.

“We will be controlling the traffic lights throughout the day, to ensure traffic flows as efficiently as possible. We’d like to thank people for their patience, while we carry out this essential work.”

Customers with questions about the work can contact Northern Gas Networks’ customer care team on 0845 6340508, option 7. The team is available between 8am and 10pm Monday to Friday, and 9am and 5.30pm on Saturday. The line is in operation 24 hours a day.

If you smell gas call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999.