Major Harrogate route faces roadworks and disruption

Harrogate drivers and residents face disruption on one of the town's key roads later this week.

Monday, 22nd June 2020, 4:15 pm
How car traffic on Skipton Road in Harrogate often looked pre-lockdown.

Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, has announced it will be carrying out essential gas work on Skipton Road, Harrogate, from this Friday. June 29.

The 14-week project will see engineers replace just under one kilometre of old metal gas mains with modern plastic pipes.

Work will start on Skipton Road near the junction of King Edwards Drive and will head down Skipton Road, finishing near the junction of Regent Avenue.

There will be temporary traffic lights on Skipton Road, which will move as the work progresses.

From September 14 there will be a road closure in place on Regent Grove for one week. Once this is lifted there will then be a road closure on Regent Terrace for one week and a final closure will be on Regent Avenue for one week.

Residents affected by these closures will receive advance notification along with dates for the closures and a diversion will be put in place to maintain access.

Richard White, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “This investment will ensure residents and businesses in Harrogate continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply for decades to come.

“We appreciate that no one likes roadworks, but we will be doing everything possible to complete this work as quickly as possible, while maintaining safe working practices.”

Northern Gas Networks is continuing to prioritise work in line with UK government guidance and has extra safety precautions in place to keep everyone safe and ensure that its workplaces are Covid secure.

As well as critical services, which include responding to gas emergencies, carrying out emergency repairs and critical maintenance activities, engineers are carrying out work to upgrade critical infrastructure, including planned work to modernise ageing metal gas mains, where the majority of the work can be carried out safely in the street.

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