Motorists facing six months of delays as £100,000 project begins

The Green, Ossett.
The Green, Ossett.

Motorists face delays as a six-month project to upgrade gas mains in Ossett town centre gets underway.

Work on the £100,000 scheme by Northern Gas Networks will start on Monday.

The project will involve replacing more than 3km of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to homes in the town.

The scheme will start on Queen Street on Monday, June 9 and will be carried out in several phases in an attempt to minimise town centre disruption.

As part of this six month project, essential work will also be carried out on Queen Street, Bank Street, Prospect Road, The Green, Southdale Road, Queen’s Terrace, Queen’s Crescent and West Wells Road.

The works are expected to be complete by December.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place and on-street parking will be suspended at various stages while the works are carried out.

John Pickering, customer operations area manager, said; “We’ve developed a phased plan for this project by working closely with Wakefield Council to minimise disruption to motorists, residents and local businesses.

“Businesses in the area will be open as usual and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times throughout the project.”

Mr Pickering added: “We would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this essential work may cause and thank members of the public in advance for their continued patience and support.

For more information on the works call Northern Gas Networks customer care team on 0845 634 0508, option 7.