Engineers to carry out ‘essential’ works in Hull

Engineers to carry out 'essential' works in Hull

Engineers to carry out ‘essential’ works in Hull

Engineers for Northern Gas Networks are to carry out an ‘essential upgrade’ in Hull’s Spring Bank West, the council have announced.

Traffic management measures will be put in place for the duration of the work, which will include replacing the ageing metallic main.

According to Hull City Council, the pipe will be replaced with a more durable plastic main which will “ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Hull for many years to come.”

The ageing main has undergone several recent emergency repairs.

It has now been prioritised for urgent replacement, starting on Monday 10 May.

The programme of works will see a section of Spring Bank West closed between the junction with Chanterlands Avenue and Calvert Road.

Both the eastbound and westbound sides carriageway will be affected, but resident and business access will be maintained.

The work has been planned in collaboration with Hull City Council and Network Rail and is expected to last up to four weeks.

Russel Kaye, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks has apologised for any inconvenience caused by the works.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this scheme as safely and as quickly as possible,” he added.

The news comes just weeks after Hull City Council faced criticism from both residents and councillors for its decision to carry out roadworks as lockdown restrictions ease and people return to the roads.

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