Works to gas pipes set to start in Holbeck

Northern Gas Networks are set to carry out essential upgrade work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply in Holbeck starting next week.

The ageing metal pipework is now being replaced by new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers now while getting the network ready to transport alternative greener fuels in the future.

The work will start on Monday (18 September 2023) and is expected to last for 35 weeks in the area. It has been planned in collaboration with Leeds City Council.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some temporary traffic management will be put in place.

The works will begin on Ninevah Road where we will have a one-way closure eastbound on Jack Lane, between its junctions with Marshall Street and Meadow Road from Thursday 21 September – Wednesday 22 November.

The second closure begins on Marshall Street on Thursday 30 November and runs to Wednesday 13 December.

As our works progress our engineers will then have a road closure in place for our final phase of the works on Sweet Street which we are expecting to be in place from Thursday 14 December to Tuesday 25 June 2024.

Businesses will remain open as usual, and a full signed diversion will be put in place for motorists.

Matt Pursell, Site manager for Northern Gas Networks, said:

“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. It is vital however, that we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Leeds.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email:

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.


This post is based on a press release issued by Northern Gas Networks

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