Wales & West Utilities is currently working in the Royate Hill area of Bristol to upgrade the gas network and repair a nearby gas leak.

The work has been agreed with Bristol City Council, and to keep the local community, road users and our colleagues safe, Royate Hill will be closed to traffic at its junctions with Fishponds Road and Rose Green Road. A signposted diversion route is in place.

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the road is expected to reopen by mid-March. The work is essential to keep the gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses, keeping people warm for generations to come.

Wales & West Utilities Simon Lee is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. He said:

We have recently been called to reports of a gas leak and were due to start work to upgrade the gas network in the area during the next few months, and so, in agreement with Bristol City Council, we have brought our works forward so that we only need to close the road for one period of time.

As well as fixing the leak, this work will keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.

We know that working in areas 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. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum.

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Bristol. 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.

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999.

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Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night.