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Eight Weeks of Gas Roadworks for York's Micklegate


5:05pm 7th January 2013

Northern Gas Networks is investing £135,000 to upgrade gas mains in the Micklegate area of York.

Work on the eight-week project will begin on Monday 14 January and will see more than 300 metres of ageing cast iron pipes replaced with modern plastic pipeline that is safer and more reliable.

To enable the essential gas works to be carried out quickly and safely, it is necessary to close one side of the road and introduce one-way traffic between Micklegate Bar and George Hudson Street. Parking will also be suspended to allow traffic to keep flowing freely in the area.

Vehicles approaching Micklegate from Bridge Street will be diverted on a signed route along George Hudson Street, Rougier Street, Station Rise, Station Road and Queen Street.

Garry Farnhill from Northern Gas Networks apologised for any potential disruption to motorists: "We know no-one likes to be faced with roadworks and we will do our best to keep any disruption to a minimum.

"The position of the gas pipes mean we can’t do the work without closing the road for vehicles traveling westbound from the Bridge Street direction. This won’t affect pedestrian access and businesses in the area will be open as usual.” 

The project is part of Northern Gas Networks’ annual £91 million investment programme to replace ageing metal gas pipes across the region. 

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