NORTHERN Gas Networks (NGN) will carry out upgrade work in the Legrams Lane area or Bradford - with motorists warned of upcoming disruption.

The ageing metal pipework will be 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 greener fuels in the future.

The work will start on January 23 and is expected to last for about five weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with Bradford Council.

Engineers will begin work on the junction of Legrams Lane/ Preston Street junction, working under three-way traffic lights.

There will be a road closure introduced on Preston Street for about two weeks, from January 23 to February 3.

Traffic will divert from Preston Street to Norcroft Street, while signs will be displayed for motorists and a fully signed diversion put in place.

After this section has been completed, the project will move further along on Legrams Lane to the junction of Shearbridge Road, working under four-way temporary lights.

To ensure a smooth flow of traffic, the three-way and four-way temporary lights will be manned at peak hours between 7am and 7pm.

While most work will be carried out in the street, engineers will need to access some customer properties to complete the project.

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."


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