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Wales & West Utilities is working to replace 4 kilometres of old metal gas pipes with new plastic ones in the Newton area of Swansea.

 

This essential work is to ensure the area continues to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and into the future.

 

As part of the £525,000 investment work, Wales & West Utilities will be working to replace more than 1.3 kilometres of gas pipe in Caswell Road. The work, which will be carried out by a contract partner Amec Foster Wheeler, will start on Tuesday 5 January 2016 and is expected to take four weeks to complete.

To keep road users, pedestrians and the work force safe, Caswell Road will be closed to traffic whilst work is ongoing. A diversion route will be clearly signposted and access for residents, businesses and emergency services will be maintained at all times. Changes to bus routes will be indicated on bus stops.

Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller, Francis Kirk, said: “We would like to thank people for bearing with us while the work is carried out and reassure people that we will complete the work as quickly as possible.

“All local businesses will be open as usual and we will accommodate trade deliveries. We will be visiting local businesses in advance of the work to understand their individual needs and have written to all those affected by the works to make sure everyone is informed of our plans.”

Once we start work, people can always approach the team on site with any questions or ring our customer services team on free phone 0800 912 2999 or 02921 678 455. Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities. 

This scheme is part of the company’s multi-million-pound 30-year gas pipe replacement programme, across Wales and the south west of England, which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years. 

Wales & West Utilities provides the gas emergency service 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.