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Gas upgrade work to start in Nailsworth

Posted on: 04/02/2021

Wales & West Utilities is to start work to upgrade gas pipes in Nailsworth next week.

The work, which starts in the Pike Lane and Shortwood Road area of the town, begins on Monday 8 February and is essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses in the area so that people are safe and warm for generations to come. It involves upgrading over 1 kilometre of gas pipes in the area and, barring any engineering difficulties, will be complete by the end of April. 

To plan the work and make sure disruption is kept to a minimum Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Gloucestershire County Council. To keep the local community, road users and colleagues safe it has been agreed that Shortwood Road, from the junction of Old Horsley Road to Homefield, will be closed whilst work is ongoing. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

We know that working on roads like this is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future. We’ll be working as safely and as quickly as possible to make sure the work is completed in a timely fashion, while keeping inconvenience to a minimum for local people and road users.

Our engineers are following all hygiene and social distancing guidelines and we would respectfully ask that you keep a 2m distance if passing our work site.

To power a green recovery from coronavirus, we’ll be working hard to keep the gas flowing safely today and to prepare the gas network to transport green gases, like biomethane and hydrogen, so it can play its part delivering green, sustainable energy in the future.

Mick Gallavin, Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller

Wales & West Utilities teams will follow clear guidelines to keep themselves and local people safe. This includes: 

  • Before entering customer’s homes, engineers will wash their hands with soap and water.
  • While in customer’s homes, they’ll wear face coverings and eye protection, and may ask anyone else in the house to stand in another room while they are working
  • When working in the street, they’ll social distance as far as possible, and would urge local people who may be passing to keep 2m away from work sites

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 you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night. Before visiting, we'll ask you to let us know if you or anyone in your household, is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or self-isolating. We'll still come and help you: but our teams will take some additional precautions to keep us all safe.