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Drivers Warned As York Gas Roadworks Begin


6:35am 20th January 2014

Drivers in York are being warned of disruption as temporary traffic lights are put in place as work continues to replace gas pipes in the city centre.

There will be lane closures on St Maurice Road by York St John University from this morning and temporary traffic lights will be put in place.

The fifth phase was completed in October of the £750,000 project to replace metal pipes with more durable plastic pipes. Work began again in Goodramgate and St Maurice’s Road on Monday 6 January and is expected to take around six weeks to complete.

The final phase of the work will be carried out in Lawrence Street in the Spring, and will take around four weeks to complete. 

Garry Farnhill, Customer Operations Area Manager said: “Every stage of our work has been carried out in close consultation with City of York Council, and we have taken every precaution possible to minimise disruption to residents, tourists, motorists and business owners."

"Our highly skilled engineers will be working from 7am to 7pm to minimise the time we will be working in the area. However, in order to maintain access to busy streets during the day, it will be necessary to carry out some overnight work on Goodramgate.  We hope to complete these works over three nights, and will finish work by 11pm."

"Due to the nature of our work, it will be necessary for lane closures to be put in place on St Maurice Road on 20 January and for temporary traffic lights to be installed."

"Access for deliveries will be maintained throughout the work however parking for Blue Badge holders will be suspended on Goodramgate and Colliergate."

“We would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this essential work may cause.”

Northern Gas Networks has re-opened its customer cabin on Deangate in the city centre, which is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11.00am to 1.00pm and on Tuesday evenings from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.

You can also call Northern Gas Networks Customer Care team on 0845 634 0508, option 7. The team is available between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am and 5pm on Saturday.

Anyone that smells gas should ring the national gas emergency service, anytime, day or night on 0800 111 999.

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