Wales & West Utilities is set to start a £24,000 gas pipe investment scheme in the High Street area of Farndon which will make sure that local homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.

Starting on 7 August, the work will involve upgrading old metal pipes to new plastic ones on High Street at the junction of Churton Road and along Churton Road towards Farndon Primary School. The work will take approximately six weeks to complete.

Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Cheshire West and Chester Council in planning the work and to keep disruption to the local community and local road users to a minimum, it has been agreed that traffic management will be used.

This will involve two-way traffic lights on High Street and a road closure on Churton Road, where a diversion route will be clearly signposted. When the work reaches the junction of Townfield Lane and Churton Road, three-way traffic lights will be present and Churton Road will be reopened.

Wales & West Utilities Operational Manager, Peter Hughes, said:

“We know that working on roads like this one 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 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. We’re working closely with Cheshire West and Chester Council to agree the best way to get this essential work done while causing the least inconvenience.”

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Wales & West Utilities has a team of more than 1000 trained and experienced engineers to help serve the 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales that rely on its gas emergency and pipeline services. 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.