A NORTHALLERTON road is expected to be closed for three weeks to enable more than £200,000 worth of gas pipe upgrade work.

Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is carrying out essential works to upgrade the gas distribution network in and around Mill Hill Lane.

The upgrade is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing more than 1.6km of existing metal gas pipes with more durable modern versions.

In order to carry out the work safely and efficiently, and due to the location and depth of the gas main, it has been necessary to close Mill Hill Lane at the junction with Thirsk Road.

Thirsk Road itself will not be closed.

NGN expects the closure - which began on Monday, November 25 - to be in place for around three weeks.

Steve Storey, site manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We have been working closely with North Yorkshire County Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers."