You may already be aware of the major gas main upgrade scheme due to begin in Wetherby in the New Year by Northern Gas Networks (NGN), their plan is to replace the old cast iron mains with plastic pipe.
For your information the phasing of the works are as follows:
Scheme begins 9/1/2017 on Westgate
Multiway signals will be in place at the junction of Westgate and Crossley Street for approximately 7 days. These will be manually operated from 06.30 – 19.00 every day to ensure that the traffic queues are being managed as efficiently as possible.
Signals will be removed and a one way closure /contraflow will be in place from Crossley Street to Caxton Street. This means that traffic traveling outbound towards Spofforth Hill will be unaffected with inbound traffic being directed onto Crossley Street – St James Street – North Street – High Street. The works will move along from Caxton Street to Wharfedale Lawns utilising the same one way closure system.
This should take approximately 14 days.
From Whardfedale Lawns , around the bend past St Joseph’s Church – the road is over 10m wide here so two way traffic should be able to be maintained whilst this phase is carried out. This should take around 7 days to complete.
From the Church to Bank Street, 2 way lights will be used to manage traffic around the works.
The gas main is almost in the middle of the road here so the use of lights is the only option. This should take between 5-7 days to complete. Again, the lights will be manually controlled 06.30 – 19.00.
Works will then move onto Bank Street 6/2/2017 – 26/2/2017 which will be closed through traffic with signed diversions in place but access will be maintained as required – as will access to Church Street.
Affected residents and businesses are aware of what to expect and have been given contact details of the agent in charge to ensure that all access needs are accommodated.
The Shambles will then be closed 27/2/2017 – 5/3/2017
Cross Street will be closed 6/3/2017 – 12/3/2017
Diversions will be in place.
Once this has been completed, NGN will move onto Horsefair to carry out the permanent reinstatement of the specialised block paving. This will also require a closure at its junction with North Street/High Street.