This is being posted a few days late as I only just got to read the email.
Leeds City Council (LCC) has been made aware by Northern Gas Networks (NGN) essential work arising from the investigation of the fragile at risk gas pipe will result in the inbound closure of Neville Street.
Essential HSE driven works to replace the fragile at risk gas pipe on Neville Street between Bishopgate and Sovereign Street under the dark arches, were accelerated to minimise disruption during the low traffic volume due to COVID-19.
During these works, three none plotted fragile "T off’s" on the mains were located, resulting in the need to excavate in the centre lane to maintain services and enable full replacement.
Neville Street will closed to inbound traffic from 07:00 May 1st 2020 until May 16th 2020, with traffic diverted via Meadow Lane / Leeds Bridge / Swinegate. Working together with LCC NGN are able to safely replace the at risk pipe and minimise disruption in the city.
Network Management shall continue to monitor the incident and work closely with NGN to ensure the reinstatement is undertaken as soon as possible, allowing the subsequent traffic management to be removed as soon as possible.
I've received an update from Northern Gas Networks confirming the section of the fragile at risk gas pipe under the dark arches, which required the inbound closure of Neville Street, has now been replaced. Neville Street between Sovereign Street and Bishopgate has reopend this morning.
There is still work replace the remaining section of pipe at the junction of Neville Street - Sovereign Street, with one lane open each way on Neville Street and four-way signals located at the Neville Srteet - Sovereign Street junction. Works are due to be completed 26th May 2020.