Lewis Garvey, Wales & West Utilities Assistant Programme Controller for Wales said:

“We have finished our work on Sanatorium Road almost two weeks ahead of schedule, and the road has now been reopened to traffic travelling in both directions. 

“Before we suspend our work on 24 March for the World Half Marathon event we will be working at the junction of Lansdowne Road and Grosvenor Street between 14 March and 21 March to connect the new gas pipe into the existing gas network. A temporary one way system will be in place and there will be no access to Grosvenor Street from Sanatorium Road. An alternative route will be clearly signposted.  

“We will also be working at the junction of Lansdowne Road and Beda Road between 7 March and 14 March to connect the new gas pipe into the existing gas network but this will not need any traffic management.

“We will then be returning in the summer to complete the final phase of our work on Lansdowne Road to the west of the junction with Sanatorium Road, Grosvenor Street and Brunswick Street. We continue to work closely with City of Cardiff Council to minimise inconvenience as much as possible while we do our essential work, and we will be writing to the local community again to give them further information on what we will be doing during the summer.

“I’d like to thank the local community for their understanding and support while we work as safely and as quickly as we can.

“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 in Canton, to replace more than 2 kilometres of old metal gas pipes with new plastic ones 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 Wales and the south west of England. 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.”