Motorists face TEN weeks of roadworks in Sowerby Bridge

Northern Gas Networks
Northern Gas Networks

Motorists will face TEN weeks of roadworks as Northern Gas Networks carries out repairs to its system in Sowerby Bridge.

The roadworks, which will begin on Monday April 3 with an estimated completion date of June 9, have been planned in conjunction with Network Rail due to the location and complexity of the scheme

The £300k project will replace the ageing gas distribution network in Fall Lane, Sowerby Bridge.

In order to complete the works, it will be necessary to cross over a section of Network Rail’s apparatus. This phase of works will be completed during a period that is convenient for Network Rail.

Northern Gas Networks have liaised closely with Calderdale Council to plan the traffic management, and a signed alternative diversion route will be provided for all motorists.

Vaughan Crawford, Project Lead for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have carefully planned these works in order to arrange a date and duration that best fits the schedule of Network Rail.

“We will do all we can to keep disruption to a minimum whilst these works take place.

“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting them completed as quickly as possible.”

Engineers will be working Monday to Sunday from 7.30am to 5.30pm with some night shift activity taking place when required, as agreed with Network Rail.

A public meeting to discuss the works will take place on Wednesday March 29 between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at Norland C.E (VC) Junior and Infant School, Berry Moor Road.