WORK is due to start this week on a £60,000 scheme to upgrade hundreds of meters of ageing gas pipes in Yeadon.

The Northern Gas Networks project will involve replacing 350 meters of existing metal gas mains in Kirk Lane with more durable plastic pipes to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The company says the four week project has been planned with Leeds City Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

Kirk Lane is due to be closed between New Road and Copt Royd Grove, for about four weeks from January 2. There will be no through route during this time and the only access will be for residents and deliveries. A signed diversion route will be displayed and pedestrian access will be maintained.

Engineers will be working between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Extended working hours will be applied where needed.

Josh Hampshire, operations manager at Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Leeds City Council to carefully plan these works in order to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to thank customers for their patience and support, and can assure everyone that we will be working hard to reopen the road as quickly as possible.”