Essential works to upgrade gas pipes in the Livingstone Road area of Bath have been delayed.

The work, which was due to start on 7 March, will now start on 28 March. Barring any engineering difficulties, it will finish by 2 June and will keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses.

To keep disruption to a minimum, Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Bath & North East Somerset Council to plan the work. So that engineers and the local community are kept safe during the work, it has been agreed that traffic management will be place. This will include a road closure on Livingstone Road, between junction of Moorland Road and junction of Arlington Road. This will be in operation from 28 March to 14 May.

Ahead of the work starting Wales & West Utilities has liaised with local businesses and bus companies to inform them of the plans.

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

Due to engineering issues, we have taken the decision to briefly delay our gas pipe upgrade work in Bath. It will now start on 28 March.

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

We will work as safely and as quickly as possible to finish the work, whilst keeping inconvenience to a minimum for local people and road users.

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.