Information on £2m work to mend pipes

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RESIDENTS and businesses in a South Yorkshire village are invited to a public information event on Monday when they can find out how they will be affected by a £2 million project to replace gas mains.

National Grid is planning to carry out work in Lundwood, near Barnsley, replacing 14km of metal gas mains with new plastic pipes. Work starts in April and will take 12 months. The information event is to be held between 1pm and 4pm at the Priory Campus, Pontefract Road, Lundwood.

National Grid’s operations manager, John Holroyd-Doveton said: “This investment will ensure the residents of Lundwood have a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come as these pipes are designed to last for 80 years if left undisturbed.”

Meanwhile, two sets of roadworks are starting on Monday. Resurfacing work takes place on the A61 Wakefield Road, at Staincross, with traffic lights in operation between Shaw Lane and Bar Lane. The works are anticipated to last about a week and are being completed during the school holidays when traffic flows are usually lighter.

Work is also being done to repair a mains sewer on the Taylor’s roundabout at Parkgate, Rotherham, where the A633 meets the A6123 Great Eastern Way. The work should be complete by next Friday.