Delays on Headingley roads during gas refit

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Drivers have been warned to expect delays in Headingley as work on a major gas mains upgrade gets underway this week.

The Cardigan Road area will be affected as part of the £90,000 refit project by Northern Gas Networks, which will see around 600 metres of metal gas mains replaced with modern plastic piping.

The six-week timetable has been planned to coincide with the school summer holidays, when roads are expected to be quieter. Engineers will be working seven days a week to complete four planned phases by early September.

Lane closures will be in place at various stages of the project and will affect streets including Bainbridge Road, Spring Road and part of Cardigan Road at different times, and there will be tempororary signals in operation to maintain traffic flows.

Bus passengers will be asked to use temporary stops during the work, which will take place on a major bus route, and alternative crossing places for pedestrians will also be provided.

“We have been working closely with Leeds City Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise any disruption caused,” said Russ Oxley, construction services area manager for Northern Gas Networks.