Hartlepool motorists face two months of delays at town centre roundabout

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Motorists are warned they may face delays once two months of “essential repair work” begin at a usually busy roundabout.

Diversions and temporary traffic lights will be in place when Northern Gas Networks (NGN) removes a 270ft section of old metal gas pipe near to the Burn Valley roundabout, in York Road, Hartlepool, after Easter.

The pipe, which NGN says is prone to leaks, will be replaced from Tuesday, April 14, to ensure local gas services continue to run smoothly.

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Previous road or gas works at the roundabout have triggered lengthy tailbacks for drivers.

Two months of gas repairs are due to take place at the Burn Valley rounabout, in Hartlepool, after Easter.Two months of gas repairs are due to take place at the Burn Valley rounabout, in Hartlepool, after Easter.
Two months of gas repairs are due to take place at the Burn Valley rounabout, in Hartlepool, after Easter. | Other 3rd Party

While such queues are unlikely due to the ongoing coronavirus nationwide lockdown, motorists are still warned of closures to the Stockton Road and Blakelock Gardens junctions during the repairs.

Temporary traffic lights will also be installed in York Road throughout the anticipated eight-week scheme.

Paul Gordon, NGN’s site manager, said: “We have worked closely with Hartlepool Borough Council to plan this essential work.

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“Everything is being done to ensure the safety of our workers and the public during the work, in line with Government and health guidelines.

“We are committed to ensuring the smooth running of the gas network during this challenging time and to keeping our customers and colleagues safe.

“Under normal circumstances, this job would be very disruptive to local traffic, due to the junction closures.

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Motorists who do still have to travel this route should please be aware of the diversion that will be in place. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.”

NGN says all essential work is being carried out while observing strict guidelines for safe distance working during the coronavirus outbreak.

For further information about the project, contact NGN’s customer care team on 0800 040 7766 or email [email protected].

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999.

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