Wales & West Utilities is starting work to upgrade gas pipes in the Cotford Road area of Sidbury next week.

The £165,000 work will begin on 14 February and is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses. Barring any engineering difficulties, it is due to finish by the end of November.

To keep disruption to a minimum, Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Devon County Council to plan the work. So that engineers and the local community are kept safe, it has been agreed that a road closure will be in place on Cotford Road between 28 February – 25 March. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

Wales & West Utilities Jake Sami is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. He said:

We know that working on roads like these 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 have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum.

We’re very aware of the effect that our work can have on communities and commuters which is why we’re working closely with Devon County Council to agree the best way to get this essential work done while causing the least inconvenience to the community.

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across the Sidbury area. 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.

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.

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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.