Month-long gas main replacement to start in Skipton

Coach Street in Skipton will be subject to access restrictions from 10th January as work by Northern Gas Networks begins to replace old pipes with new ones.

The company says the work is essential 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.

Work will start next Monday (10th January 2022) and is expected to last four weeks. Coach Street will initially be closed, however access for businesses and residents will be maintained. The project will start at the junction of Canal Street and work towards the Swadford Street end of the road.

From Monday 24th 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 during the closure.

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.”  

 

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