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Canton gas pipe investment

Posted on: 28/02/2017

Wales & West Utilities is making good progress in its £280,000 gas pipe investment work in the Canton area of Cardiff which will keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses and make sure the gas network is fit for the future.

The company has been working closely with The City of Cardiff Council to make sure that this work is planned to keep disruption to a minimum. As part of the final phase of work, temporary three-way traffic lights will be in place at the junction of Lansdowne Road and Sanatorium Road. These will be in operation 24 hours a day but manned at peak times to keep disruption to a minimum. The lights will be in place for three weeks while this final phase of work is completed. The entrance and exit into Grosvenor Road from Lansdowne Road has also been closed as part of the traffic management.

As part of the scheme Wales & West Utilities has already successfully completed work on Brunswick Street, Sanatorium Road and Grosvenor Street and is pleased with the progress to date.

Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller for Wales, Francis Kirk, is managing the work and said:

“We started this important scheme in January and have made good progress. We know that working on roads like these is not ideal, but it really is essential to keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future. 

“Having worked closely with The City of Cardiff Council we hope the traffic lights we’ll have in place will allow us to complete the final phase of our work with minimal disruption so that we can complete our work as safely and as quickly as possible.

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999 or enquiries@wwwutilities.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities. 

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night. 

This project forms part of our multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being upgraded to new plastic ones to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.

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