Wales & West Utilities is carrying out a £130,000 project to upgrade the gas pipes in Staverton.

The work involves working in the New Terrace area of the village and is part of a bigger plan to upgrade gas pipes in future years. The scheme, which may see Wales & West Utilities return to the area as early as next summer, is essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses in the area so that people are safe and warm for generations to come.

Wales & West Utilities, which started the scheme this week, has planned this section of work during the school holidays to minimise impact on local traffic. Barring engineering difficulties it is likely to be complete by the end of August.

As part of the essential work, it has been agreed with Wiltshire Council that two-way traffic lights will be in place whilst the work is ongoing.

Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller for the area, Mick Gallavin, is managing the work and said:

“We know that working on roads like this 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.

“Most of the gas network is underground and out of sight but it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Staverton and the surrounding areas. 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 will not only keep the gas flowing safely and reliably today, it will also help make sure the gas network is fit for the future and can play its part in delivering reliable and affordable green energy.”

“We’ll be working as safely and as quickly as possible to make sure the work is completed in a timely fashion, while keeping inconvenience to a minimum for local people and road users.”

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