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Northern Gas Networks to carry out highway maintenance work in Bishop Auckland


Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential remedial work to the highway in Bishop Auckland.

The project involves carrying out repairs of the highway on Kingsway, Bishop Auckland. Work will start on 13th October 2022 and is expected to last for one week. It has been planned in collaboration with Durham County Council.

To carry out this work there will be a temporary road closure in place on Kingsway, between the junctions on the A689 and Durham Chare. There will be a one-way system in place whilst these works are taking place.

Signs will be displayed for motorists and a full signed diversion put in place for the lane that has been closed.

All the work will be carried out in the street, there will be no disruption to anyone’s gas supply NGN will not need any access to people’s properties.

David Wilkinson, Reinstatement Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works.“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential work as safely and as quickly as possible.”

For further information about the work 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. ENDS

About Northern Gas Networks

Since we started operating in 2005, we’ve been leading the way as one of the most cost-efficient of the UK’s eight gas distribution networks. We deliver great value for money to our customers, as well as a whole host of social and economic benefits to our region.

We’re recognised as a dynamic, passionate, conscious and people focused team that safely and reliably delivers gas to over 2.7 million homes and businesses across the North East, northern Cumbria and much of Yorkshire.

Although we don’t source the gas, fix boilers and appliances, or get involved with plumbing, we work with those that do to deliver it through a vast network of underground pipes that are constantly being invested in and upgraded.

It’s more complicated than it sounds so we’re always exploring cutting-edge thinking, revolutionary engineering practices and world-class science to find new ways to provide sustainable sources of energy.

And while our customers may not see us very often, they can sleep soundly knowing that we’re working around the clock to keep them connected and make sure they stay safe.

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