upgrade gas pipes

Wales & West Utilities is progressing well with its work to upgrade gas pipes in the Hendredenny Estate in Caerphilly.

The £870,000 work is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses, keeping people safe and warm for generations to come.

The gas emergency and pipeline service started work in the area last October and, barring any engineering difficulties, is due to finish in November. As part of the next phase of work Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Caerphilly County Borough Council and it has been agreed to put traffic management in place during the school holidays to minimise the impact to road users.

This will include three-way lights at the entrance of the estate on St Cenydd Road, with its junction with Hendredenny Drive. These will be in place from 31 July for up to five weeks (3 September)

Motorists are advised to allow extra time for travel.

Wales & West Utilities Andrew Coleman is managing this work. He said:

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 Caerphilly 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.

We know that working in areas 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 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.

This work is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.

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.