Mexborough gas works drawing to a close

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Work on a £200, 000 National Grid project to keep gas flowing to homes and businesses in Mexborough is drawing to a close.

Engineers are today, Tuesday, March 4, installing the last 75 metre of piping along Doncaster Road, towards the junction with New Street, to meet a rising demand for gas in the area.

There has been numerous compalints about traffic delays while workmen have been on site since October but the final stretch is expected to be completed in three weeks.

Project manager Dave Caswell said: “I’m pleased to say that we are now heading into the final stages of this essential project and we’d like to thank people for bearing with us. We appreciate the work is disruptive but it is vital if local people are to continue to have all the gas they need.

“Safety is our top priority and we’ve been liaising closely with Doncaster Council to identify the best way to install the last section of pipe. To minimise disruption, the temporary traffic lights will be manned throughout the day, from 7am to 7pm.”

To safeguard engineers and road-users while it is underway, the following traffic management measures have been agreed with Doncaster Council:

*New Street will be closed to through traffic, with access for residents only

*Temporary traffic lights in Doncaster Road, which will be manned from 7am to 7pm to keep traffic flowing

*No right-turn from Pastures Road into Doncaster Road and a signed diversion route will be in place.

Once the last section of pipe has been installed, engineers will need to carry out some final work at the end of the month to connect three properties to the new gas main and to reinstate the road.

If anyone has any queries about National Grid’s work they should contact 0800 096 5678.