A 12-week engineering project begins on Friday April 1 to keep gas flowing to Doncaster homes until the end of the century.
National Grid will be renewing nearly two kilometres of new pipes in Moorland Grove, Bawtry Road, Park Lane, Rose Hill Rise and The Avenue.
The existing iron mains will be replaced with tough, long-lasting plastic pipes that will last for at least 80 years.
National Grid Authorising Engineer Paul Martin said: “This is vital work that will ensure that local people continue to enjoy a safe and reliable gas supply for decades to come.
‘We’re sorry for any inconvenience the work may cause. We will make every effort to minimise any disruption and complete the project as soon as possible. We really appreciate people’s patience and co-operation.”
‘We have planned the work to start after the main Easter holiday so that we do not impact on what is a busy family time of year.”
To carry out the work safely for all concerned there will be a lane closure on Bawtry Road outside house numbers 27 to 39 during the school half-term holidays between Friday May 28 to Saturday June 4.
The work is part of a major investment in gas network in the Doncaster area. More than six kilometres of gas pipes are set to be renewed by April.
Gas engineers may need access to homes and businesses to replace service pipes (the pipes that take gas from the main in the road to individual properties). This work will involve briefly interrupting the gas supply and anyone who is affected will be notified beforehand.
All National Grid engineers carry official identity cards, which people should ask to see before allowing them on their property.
For any enquiries about this work people should contact National Grid’s customer services team on 0800 096 5678.