A six week project to replace gas pipes in Doncaster is to get under way.
Power company National Grid will start the essential work next week to replace the pipes in Broomhouse Lane, Edlington.
Bosses hope it will keep gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area for decades to come.
The renewal project is due to start on May 26 and is expected to take around six weeks to complete.
The project will see the existing metal gas pipes, which have been in use for many years, replaced with modern hardwearing plastic pipes that are designed to last for at least 80 years.
So that the work can be carried out safely, National Grid will undertake the project in two phases and will put traffic management measures in place during the works.
Phase 1 – For approximately three weeks, starts on 26 May.
Two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place while engineers carry out work between 172 Broomhouse Lane and 147 Broomhouse Lane.
Phase 2 – Starts after the first phase is completed and will see three-way traffic lights in place while work goes on between 151 Broomhouse Road and 228 Broomhouse Lane at the junction of North Street.
Paul Martin of National Grid said: “Our work is essential to improve and safeguard local gas supplies. We’re sorry for any disruption and we’ll be doing everything we can to minimise the inconvenience this project may cause.”
As part of the project service pipes connecting individual homes to the mains will have to be replaced.
National Grid will contact the residents affected to explain when work will take place.
Access to residents’ drive ways will be maintained during the project. Call 0800 096 5678 for details.