A ROAD will be partially closed for gas works which are planned around a busy junction on the outskirts of Durham city.

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) will be carrying out essential repairs to the gas mains in Neville’s Cross on Monday (January 22).

To allow the work at the junction of Newcastle Road and Neville’s Cross, one of the lanes will be closed.

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A spokesperson for NGN said the inside lane on Newcastle Road southbound will be closed to allow the work to be completed as safely and quickly as possible.

Regular updates will be provided on NGN’s website and social media channels.

Andy Coates, site manager at Northern Gas Networks said: “The safety of our customers and engineers is our number one priority, and the traffic management is essential in ensuring the general public and our workforce stay safe at all times.

“We’re working closely with Durham County Council to minimise disruption to road users, residents and businesses while this essential repair work is taking place, and will continue to monitor and adjust the traffic management required as work progresses.

“We would like to thank customers for their patience at this time and apologise for any inconvenience experienced. We will keep residents and businesses updated throughout the work as we look to finish it as safely and quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s customer care team on 0800 040 7766 or email customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone who smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call 0800 111 999.