Drivers face several more days’ disruption at a busy Huddersfield junction.
Gas engineers are continuing to work at the crossroads of Newsome Road, Damside and Kings Bridge Road.
The work has meant that four-way traffic controls have been introduced and they are set to stay in place well into next week.
But frustrated drivers have complained that the same junction was closed due to major gas main repairs only a few weeks ago, leading to massive disruption.
The original work was to enable engineers to replace very old iron gas mains with new, safer plastic pipes.
The work saw the shutdown of Kings Bridge, at the bottom of Newsome Road, and it remained closed until the middle of August.
Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is set to invest over £400,000 to replace around 1,200km of ageing mains in the Huddersfield area with new durable plastic pipes.
The upgrades, which will include a number of areas across the town, are part of the company’s ongoing investment, which will see more than £6 million invested in the area’s gas pipe infrastructure by the end of the year.
The firm claim the latest work follows reports of a gas escape in the area.
A spokesman for Northern Gas Networks said they had been carrying out essential emergency repair work to a gas main on the junction of Newsome Road and Kingsmill Lane.
“Engineers have identified the source and fully repaired the leak and are now working to restore the road. The work is expected to take three days to complete.
“NGN apologises for any inconvenience caused while these essential repairs are made.
“If you smell gas or suspect carbon monoxide, please call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This contact number is in operation 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.”