Lane closure on major South Yorkshire road to last nearly two months

Part of a major road in and out of Doncaster will be closed to allow for gas works to take place over the next couple of months.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 12:31 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:09 am
Balby Road, Doncaster. Picture: Google

National Grid is upgrading nearly 400 metres of ageing gas main in Balby Road which will see the existing metal main being replaced with a tough new plastic pipe that will last at least 80 years.

There will be a lane closure in place between Greenfield Lane and Bainbridge Road from Monday, March 27, for six weeks.

Paul Martin, authorising engineer for the National Grid, said: "We are investing in a gas mains upgrade that will secure safe and reliable gas supplies for local homes and businesses until the end of the century. This is a complex project but we are asking people to bear with us while we carry out this essential work.

“To keep our staff and road-users safe, we need to install a temporary lane closure. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused but it is important that we replace this pipe."