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DRIVERS have been advised to leave extra time for their journeys when work to repair ageing gas pipes in Savile Town starts later this month.
The £70,000 project by Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is due to begin at Mill Street West on Monday August 19.
It involves replacing 200 metres of ageing metallic gas mains with new durable plastic pipes.
A partial road closure will be in place until September 22, meaning traffic will not be able to enter Mill Street West from Savile Road or by crossing from Mill Street East. Motorists will be able to exit the road running next to Asda as normal.
A full signed diversion will be in place, but motorists and commuters are advised to leave extra time for travel.
Chris Nevison, NGN business operations Lead, said: "After safety, minimising the impact of road works on our customers is our top priority and we have worked closely with Kirklees Council to plan these works.
"We understand how town centre works have a major impact on road users and because of this we have utilised the school summer holidays to carry out the work in order to minimise impact on traffic.
"We'd like to thank all our customers for their patience whilst we carry out this essential project and apologise for any inconvenience the works may cause as we look to complete them as safely and quickly as possible."
For more information about the project, NGN's Customer Care Team can be contacted on 0800 040 7766 or by emailing email@example.com.