The Oval: £200,000 Upgrade To Gas Distribution Network

The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), will be investing more than £200,000 to upgrade the gas distribution network in and around The Oval, Pocklington.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing approximately 3km of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones. This will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.


The ten-week project has been carefully planned in conjunction with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to minimise the impact caused.


Work started on Monday (30 July) and will involve temporary traffic management measures to ensure the safe and continued flow of traffic whilst works are in progress. There will be temporary three-way lights on Kilnwick Road during the second and third week of the project. During week nine and ten there will also be temporary three-way lights on Burnby Lane.


It’s expected these works may cause some delays to journey times, so motorists are advised to leave extra time for travel whilst the temporary traffic lights are in place.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual throughout the project. 


The resurfacing of The Oval was originally scheduled for June 18 and some of the pot holes have recently been filled to a basic standard.

Given the gas works I have requested ERYC to inform me when the resurfacing will now take place.

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