The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is upgrading the gas distribution network in the Dean Clough area of Halifax town centre
The 10-week involves replacing around 487.00mkm of existing gas mains with new, more durable plastic pipes.
Work will begin on Monday 27 January 2020 and is due to last for approximately 10 weeks.
Due to the complexity of the engineering works involved, and to ensure the safety of the contracting teams and members of the public during the project, it will be necessary to introduce the following traffic management while the scheme is being completed.
The road to Dean Clough will be closed where it meets the junction of North Bridge and Northgate, from Monday 27 January. While this closure is in place traffic will be diverted to enter Dean Clough from the Shroggs Road end. The works will then progress down Dean Clough, working towards Corporation Street. Once far enough from the junction of Northgate and Dean Clough, the road closure will be changed over to close the road at the junction with Corporation Street. Traffic will be allowed to enter into Dean Clough from the Northgate end.
Signage will be put up before the work begins, to inform road users of the traffic management arrangements above. A fully-signed diversion will be in place. For the road closure at junction of Northgate and Dean Clough motorists will be diverted to enter Dean Clough from the Shroggs Road end. When the closure is swopped over motorists will be diverted to enter Dean Clough from the Northgate end. Dean Clough will never be closed in its entirety, there will always be access from one side.
It’s expected that journey times will be longer than usual, so all motorists and commuters are advised to leave extra time for travel.
Regular updates will be also provided throughout the works. Updates will also be posted on the NGN website at northerngasnetworks.co.uk, on the NGN Facebook page @northerngasnetworks, and on Twitter @NGNgas.
Chris Nevison, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “After safety, minimising the impact of road works on our customers is our top priority.We know that town centre works have a major impact on road users. We would like to thank all our customers for their patience while 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. We have worked closely with the local businesses to make sure we cause minimum disruption to day to day running’’
For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: email@example.com.