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Port Talbot gas pipe upgrade making progress

Posted on: 09/03/2020

Busy road to re-open in Port Talbot 

Tanygroes Street in Port Talbot is open to traffic from 2pm today (9 March).

The gas emergency and pipeline service has completed a section of work and traffic restrictions have been lifted so that motorists can access the M4 directly, rather than follow the diversion which has been in place since 17 February.

The £200,000 work, which has been ongoing since the end of September last year, is essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses and so local people are kept safe and warm for generations to come. Wales & West Utilities is due to complete work in the area by the 3 April.

We are pleased to be able to open Tanygroes Street.

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’ve almost finished this work and we’ll be working as safely and as quickly as possible to make sure it is completed as safely and as quickly as possible, while keeping inconvenience to a minimum for local people and road users.

Most of the gas network is underground and out of sight but it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Port Talbot and the surrounding areas. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

This work will not only keep the gas flowing safely and reliably today, it will also help make sure the gas network is fit for the future and can play its part in delivering reliable and affordable green energy.

Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller, Adam Evans

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.

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 upgraded to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.