Work to upgrade old metal gas mains in Holmfirth is set to start in the next few weeks.
Northern Gas Networks is spending £90,000 to replace about 270 metres of pipes with plastic ones at Dunford Road.
A drop-in session for the public will be held from 5pm to 7pm at Holmfirth Civic Hall today when Northern Gas Networks representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the work.
The work will be done in two phases, starting on Monday, September 30, and is expected to take about eight weeks.
The first phase, taking about three weeks to complete, will start outside the Phoenix Club and will progress towards the town centre, during which two-way temporary traffic lights will operate on Dunford Road between the Phoenix Club and Da Vinci’s Pizzas.
The second phase of the project, taking about five weeks from October 21 to November 24, will be in Dunford Road between Da Vinci’s Pizzas and Towngate/Victoria Square.
During this phase of the work, there will be no access to Towngate/Victoria Square from Dunford Road and no access to Dunford Road from South Lane.
Access to Dunford Road and South Lane from Victoria Square and Towngate will remain as normal for the duration of the project. All traffic diversions will be marked clearly.
Andrew Lambert, construction manager working for Amey on behalf of Northern Gas Networks, said: “We are working hard to minimise disruption to residents, businesses and motorists.”
In addition to the drop-in session, letters are being sent to residents and businesses and a customer liaison team is also door-knocking in the area to help ensure people are aware of the work.
Mr Lambert said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause and thank everyone for their patience and understanding.”
To find out more, contact the customer care team on 0845 6340508 and select option 7.
Yorkshire Water works in Long Hill Road, Sheepridge, are due to finish today. Engineers have been replacing an air valve on a water main and part of the road has been closed.