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Spring Bank West to reopen as gas works move to Hull’s Old Town
2021-05-28 16:53:00
The full road closure of Spring Bank West is set to be lifted tonight. In a rare bit of good news for motorists in Hull, Northern Gas Networks say diversion signs and barriers are currently being removed ahead of an expected re-opening of the dual carriageway later this evening. A section of the busy commuter route either side of the Walton Street railway crossing was temporarily closed on May 10 to allow engineers to work on safely capping off a 100-year-old gas main. The road closure was originally scheduled to last four weeks but the necessary work has been completed in three weeks. It has caused gridlock on nearby routes for most of the time. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. A long queue of traffic on Lowgate (Image: Richard Addison) However, just as one one job comes to an end another is about to start in Hull's Old Town. From Tuesday Northern Gas Networks will begin similar essential upgrade work on ageing gas mains in Lowgate. Old metallic mains are being replaced with more durable plastic pipes in a repeat of the works just completed on Spring Bank West. The new works will see Lowgate closed to traffic from the junction with Alfred Gelder Street to the corner of Bowlalley Lane. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now The junction of Lowgate and Bowlalley Lane will also be closed and there will be no access into Bowlalley Lane for motorists from Lowgate. In addition, Hull City Council arrangements limiting access to the surrounding streets from Silver Street after 11am daily will stay in place. This is so that priority can be given to outside restaurant seating. Signs will be displayed for motorists and a fully signed diversion put in place but road users are asked to leave extra time for their journeys. Spring Bank West was closed in both directions during gas mains works (Image: Hull Live) The Lowgate scheme will be followed by another gas mains upgrade at the junction of Carr Lane and South Street in the city centre starting on June 14. This will last for three weeks. Russel Kaye, business operations lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works, however it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to customers in Hull. Your Hull Live email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Hull and East Yorkshire direct to your inbox with the free Hull Live newsletters. You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here “The project is part of a wider investment programme to upgrade the network and minimise future disruption to Hull customers. “NGN is continuing to carry out essential services while following strict government guidelines for safe distance working and observing health and s

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