A WATER pipe replacement programme delayed to avoid the holiday season is due to start in Hawes over the coming months as part of a £1 million investment.

Yorkshire Water, who has delayed the work in order to accommodate peak tourism and business periods, will lay more than 4,230m of pipes in order to improve resilience in the water network.

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The work will be carried out in stages, to minimise disruption as much as possible and is due to be completed by next spring.

Mark Allsop, customer liaison advisor at Yorkshire Water, said: “We’ve worked closely with North Yorkshire County Council’s Highways team to plan the work in Hawes, and will carry it out in three stages to avoid as much disruption as possible.

"We’d like to thank our customers in advance for their patience.”

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