End in sight for disruption on town’s busy route

DELAYS ... Seamer Road.
DELAYS ... Seamer Road.

A major gas project which has seen Scarborough motorists blighted by road works for more than a year has entered its final phase.

Seamer Road has been at the centre of the £842,000 scheme to upgrade two ageing metal gas mains since October 2011.

Phase three is now underway, however the busy roadwill still be subject to works until Easter.

Northern Gas Networks is carrying out the project in a bid to end disruptive gas escapes that have affected the area for years. The latest phase will see pipes replaced around Seamer Road’s junction with Seamer Street and St James Church.

Northern Gas Networks’ Gary Farnhill said: “This final phase will ensure there is a modern, robust gas network in place along the whole length of Seamer Road. This will signal an end to the series of disruptive emergency repairs which have inconvenienced local people.”

Work is expected to last until December 1, when it will stop until after Christmas.

In February Seamer Road was closed off and 24 homes had to be evacuated when a worker damaged a gas main.