Gas emergency and pipeline service, Wales & West Utilities is starting the new year with an essential gas pipe upgrade scheme in the Queen Street area of Cefn Mawr.

The £55,000 work, which 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, will begin on 2 January 2020 and, barring any engineering difficulties, will be complete at the end of February.

As part of the work, it has been agreed with Wrexham County Borough Council that a traffic management plan will be in place. This involves phased road closures in Cefn Mawr for the duration of the scheme. The initial closure will begin on 2 January, where Queen Street will be closed from the junction of Dolydd Road to Plas Kynaston Terrace. Access for residents will be maintained throughout the works where possible and diversion routes will be clearly signposted.

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.

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

Wales & West Utilities Project Manager, Dave Wood

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

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Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service that serves the south west of England and Wales, puts customers at the heart of the business and is rated the top utility company in the UK for customer service. 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.