£500,000 investment announced for Dewsbury’s gas network

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Northern Gas Networks is investing £500,000 to upgrade Dewsbury’s ageing gas network.

The upgrade will involve replacing 1.2km of gas mains with more durable plastic pipes.

Work will get underway on Monday, July 1 on Church Street, where work will progress across the ring road, along Wilton Street, over Savile Bridge to the junction with Mill Street East.

It will start on Mill Street East, near the junction with Warren Street, on the same day and progress along towards the junction with Savile Road.

The slip road from Vicarage Road to Wilton Street, in front of the Minster, will be closed for eight weeks from July 22nd until September 15.

Stuart Armin, customer operations area manager for Pennines at Northern Gas Networks, said: “We are working hard to minimise disruption to residents, businesses and motorists and we have carefully planned our work so the road closure coincides with the main school holidays when the traffic is less heavy.

“In advance of the work taking place, a letter is being sent to residents, businesses and stakeholders, and notices have been put up in the area. Our Customer Liaison team is also door-knocking residents and businesses in the area to help ensure they are aware of the work.”

Motorists requiring access to Wilton Street and Savile Road will be diverted onto Aldams Road and Mill Street West.

Wilton Street and Savile Road from Aldams Road to the junction with Mill Street East will be reduced to one lane for traffic heading out of Dewsbury.

All businesses in the area will remain open as usual.

Northern Gas Networks will be holding a drop-in session for members of the public at Dewsbury Town Hall from 5pm and 7pm on Monday June 17. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the work.