GAS repairs lasting 10 weeks are due to get under way in Norton on Monday.

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is spending £150,000 on replacing old metal pipework with more durable plastic pipes.

Work will begin on Monday and is scheduled to last for about 10 weeks. It will be carried out in two phases and it will be necessary to implement temporary traffic management throughout the project.

Phase one will begin on September 9. From the junction of Welham Road to Wold Street there will be a lane closure in place along Church Street.

Traffic will be able to travel up Church Street towards Welham Road but will not be able to travel down Church Street in the opposite direction.

The lane closure will be in place for about five weeks and a signed diversion will put in place.

Phase 2 will begin on October 14. There will be two-way rolling traffic lights in Commercial Street, from the junction of Wold Street to the junction of Wallgates Lane. These will be in place for five weeks.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual throughout the project.

Pete Knapton, network officer for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We have been working closely with North Yorkshire Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may encounter and thank everyone for their support as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”

NGN’s customer care officers have been door-knocking local residents and businesses to make customers aware of the work, while onsite signage will advise motorists of the work taking place. Regular updates will also be available on NGN’s website at, on Twitter @NGNgas and on Facebook @northerngasnetworks.

For more information about the project phone NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email