New pipe to keep the gas flowing in Doncaster

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Work is under way in the Bentley area of Doncaster to lay a new gas pipe that will help meet an increased need for gas.

National Grid is laying the new 270 metre pipe from Watch House Lane, along Fern Avenue, across the top of Austerfield Avenue and under a public footpath to the top of Broughton Avenue.

The work began earlier this week and is expected to take six weeks. To carry out the work safely, temporary traffic management measures will be necessary.

There will be parking restrictions in Fern Avenue and Austerfield Avenue while the pipe is being laid in those roads. There will also need to be a closure of the public footpath that runs from Fern Avenue to Broughton Avenue and National Grid will advise people when this needs to take place.

Later in the project temporary traffic lights will be needed in Watch House Lane, while the new pipe is connected to the existing gas network, and later in Bentley Road. National Grid will keep people informed about when these come into operation.

National Grid Authorising Engineer Paul Martin said: “This new pipe is needed to meet an increased need for gas. We appreciate that our work can be disruptive and we will make every effort to complete the work as soon as we can, with the minimum of inconvenience, and keep everyone safe while we are doing it.”

There will be no disruption to local gas supplies. If anyone has any queries about National Grid’s work they are invited to contact customer services on 0800 096 5678.