Calderdale drivers hit with 12 weeks of roadworks and temporary traffic lights

Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work in Calderdale.
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NGN said the ageing metal pipework on Oldham Road, Ripponden, is now being replaced by new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers for many years to come.

The work started on Monday and is expected to last for 12 weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with Calderdale Council.

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Two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place on Oldham Road at the Commercial Industrial Park and will then move towards the junction with Waterside Close where the works will finish.

Northern Gas Network is carrying out work in RippondenNorthern Gas Network is carrying out work in Ripponden
Northern Gas Network is carrying out work in Ripponden

The lights will be manned 7am until 7pm daily throughout the scheme. Drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

To ensure the safety of colleagues, customers and the community, the majority of the work is being carried out in the street and engineers will follow Government guidelines for safe distance working of at least two metres wherever possible.

There will also be extra safety precautions in place for any work that does need to be done indoors..

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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. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Ripponden.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

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