Nine weeks of roadworks on main route through Sowerby Bridge

Nine weeks of roadworks will start on Monday in Sowerby Bridge
Nine weeks of roadworks will start on Monday in Sowerby Bridge

Road users will face nine weeks of roadworks and temporary traffic lights on the main route through Sowerby Bridge.

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) are carrying out the work and investing more than £100,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge.

Starting on Monday July 23 , the project is scheduled to take approximately nine-weeks.

The following traffic management will be in place:

Phase 1 - (Bolton Brow between Gratrix Lane and Wakefield Road) – From Monday 23 July, for approximately three-weeks, the right-turn from Bolton Brown into Wakefield Road will be suspended (a signed diversion route will be in place). Access to Gratrix Lane from Bolton Brow will also be suspended.

Phase 2 - (Bolton Brow between Gratrix Lane and Wakefield Road for three-weeks) – Existing traffic signals will be suspended and replaced with four-way temporary lights. Right-turn, from Wakefield Road in to Bolton Brow, will be suspended for HGV’s with a signed diversion in place. Access to Gratrix Lane from Bolton Brow will also still be suspended.

Phase 3/4 - (Bolton Brow and Wakefield Road for three-weeks) – Temporary four-way lights will still be in place on Wakefield progressing towards East Parade. As part of this phase access to East Parade will be suspended and a signed diversion route in place. A temporary pedestrian crossing will also be introduced.

Chris Nevison, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Calderdale Council to carefully plan these works in order to minimise any disruption to customers.

“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.”

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.