Mick Gallavin, Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller for Wiltshire said:

“We are working on the A36 Warminster Road in Limpley Stoke to replace old metal gas pipes with new plastic ones. This work is essential to make sure homes and businesses in the area continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.

“Our work in the area started on 15 February and we originally anticipated that it would be finished by 29 February. However we have experienced engineering difficulties on this job which means that barring bad weather or further engineering difficulties we now anticipate that the work will be finished by 11 March.

“So the local community, road users, and our colleagues are kept safe while we are working the following traffic management will be in place:

  • Two way traffic lights adjacent to the Rose and Crown until 26 February; and
  • Three way traffic lights at the junction of A36 Warminster Road and Church Lane from 27 February until 11 March.

“We are working closely with Highways England, and are using advanced ‘trenchless’ technology to minimise inconvenience as much as possible while we do this essential work.

“Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on 0800 912 2999 or by enquiries@wwwutilities.co.uk. Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/wwutilities.

“Our work on A36 Warminister Road is part of our multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme 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, to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.

 “Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people 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.”