Res­i­dents fac­ing de­lays across town due to work

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Gas works at the junc­tion of Bryan Road and Hal­i­fax Road, Edger­ton. Right, an ear­lier phase of the work at Folly Hall sched­uled to fin­ish un­til Fe­bru­ary 8, 2019.

And res­i­dents in the Birkby area are also ex­pe­ri­enc­ing de­lays to their jour­neys as the com­pany con­tin­ues with work on the key route along St John’s Road, near Magic Rock Tap, which takes traf­fic to the town cen­tre. That work is due to fin­ish on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 17.

But at least they will be able to have some re­lief from the weeks of work that have slowed traf­fic on nearby Wheathouse Road which is due to fin­ish on Satur­day.

Mar­garet Hardy, of Edger­ton, said: “Some of the work is due to hap­pen di­rectly out­side my house so I hope it all goes to plan. We’ve not been af­fected too badly so far but driv­ing around Birkby and par­tic­u­larly Wheathouse Road and St John’s Road we have ex­pe­ri­enced a lot of dis­rup­tion.”

Else­where, there is a lane clo­sure and traf­fic lights on the A616 at Folly Hall and mo­torists face dis­rup­tion on the B6432 at Colne Road, Hud­der­s­field, un­til Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14, with North­ern Gas say­ing there is a road clo­sure and traf­fic lights in use.

North­ern Gas are also lay­ing a new gas man on Lamb Hall Road, Long­wood, which will en­tail the road’s clo­sure un­til Jan­uary, 27 2019.

But it’s not just gas net­work providers who cause dis­rup­tion. Norther Pow­er­grid is con­tin­u­ing work at Som­er­set Road, Al­mond­bury, with traf­fic con­trols and multi-way sig­nals in op­er­a­tion un­til Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14.

A spokesman said: We have been asked to pro­vide a new elec­tric­ity con­nec­tion by a cus­tomer in this area. To do this we in­stall new ca­bles and sub­sta­tions and then con­nect them to the elec­tric­ity net­work.

“We are re­quired to pro­vide these ser­vices within set timescales and al­ways aim to keep any in­con­ve­nience to a min­i­mum.”

York­shire Wa­ter’s es­sen­tial re­pair work at Rook Street, not far from Hud­der­s­field town cen­tre, was due to fin­ish to­day (Fri).

Chris Ne­vi­son, busi­ness op­er­a­tions lead for NGN, said: “We would like to apol­o­gise in ad­vance for any in­con­ve­nience caused dur­ing these works, and thank our cus­tomers for their pa­tience and sup­port in get­ting them com­pleted as quickly as pos­si­ble.”

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about the project please con­tact NGN’s Cus­tomer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: cus­tomer­[email protected] north­ern­

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