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Wales & West Utilities starts final phase of gas pipe investment in Yatton

Posted on: 12/07/2017

Wales & West Utilities is set to start the final phase of its gas pipe investment work in Yatton which will make sure that local homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.

Starting on 24 July, the work will involve upgrading 300m of old metal pipes to new plastic ones on North End Road. The company anticipates this work will take six weeks to complete.

Wales & West Utilities, which has been working on the £600,000 gas pipe investment scheme since November 2016, has worked closely with North Somerset Council in planning the work to keep disruption to the local community and local road users to a minimum.

Throughout the six weeks of work, two and three-way traffic lights will be in place and parking will be suspended on High Street, from the junction of Heathgate to Grassmere Road, and on Kenn Moor Road from the junction of High Street to the entrance of the Market Industrial Estate. This parking suspension will be in place to make sure the traffic keeps flowing and the project can be completed as quickly as possible.

Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller for the area, Barry Sale, is managing the work and said:

“Our work in Yatton 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 North Somerset Council to plan the safest way to complete the work, we hope the traffic lights will allow us to complete the scheme with minimal disruption so that we can complete as quickly as possible.

“Working in areas like this is never easy but we will work as safely and as quickly as possible to make sure that we get the job finished with minimal disruption for local people.”

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 has a team of more than 1000 trained and experienced engineers to help serve the 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales that rely on its gas emergency and pipeline services. 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. 

Our team is also working on a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years, to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.