ROAD closures in Burley-in-Wharfedale come into effect this morning as Northern Gas Networks (NGN) starts work on upgrading its gas distribution network in and around Langford Lane.

The £570k project involves replacing approximately 5km of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones to ensure the safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area.

The project, which began last April, has been planned in conjunction with Bradford Metropolitan District Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

In order to complete the works safely and efficiently, a road closure will be implemented on Tuesday, March 6 on Moor Lane and Station Road, between Hag Farm Road and Station Approach. It will continue for approximately two weeks. During this time, an alternative signed diversion route will be via Station Road, Main Street, Bradford Road, Burley Road, Bradford Road, Bingley Road, Hillings Lane and Moor Lane (or by this route reversed).

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Anna Mycoe, Business Operational Leader Northern Gas Networks, said: “We have been working closely with Bradford Metropolitan District Council to carefully plan these works in order to minimise any disruption to customers.

“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting them completed as quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project 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.