Wales & West Utilities is set to start a £23,000 gas pipe investment scheme in the Queens Square area of Dolgellau 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 April, the work will involve upgrading 160m of old metal pipes to new plastic ones on Queen Square, Lion Street and Green Lane. The company anticipates this work will be complete by the summer.

Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Gwynedd Council in planning the work to keep disruption to the local community and local road users to a minimum. For ease, the work has been divided into two phases.

  • Phase 1 will start on 24 April 2017 at Queens Square and should take 4 weeks to finish. During this phase there will be a road closure on Lion Street from Y Sospan Bwyty restaurant to the junction of Lion Yard. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.
  • Phase 2 of our work will continue on Lion Street.  This work will start on 22 May and, barring any unforeseen engineering difficulties, it should take 4 weeks to complete. Lion Street will be closed during this time from the Royal Ship Hotel to junction of Lion Yard and Bridge Street. Green Lane will also be closed so that we can carry out work safely. Diversion routes will be in place and clearly signposted. Access will be maintained for pedestrians.

Wales & West Utilities Operational Manager, Andrew Dransfield, will be in charge of 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.

He added: We’re very aware of the affect that our work can have on communities and commuters and we’ve worked closely with Gwynedd Council to ensure this essential work is done while causing the least inconvenience.”

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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 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.