Wales & West Utilities has finished its initial work to upgrade gas pipes on the A4 Bristol Road in Corston.

The work has finished on time and was essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses, keeping people safe and warm for generations to come. A further second phase of the project will be completed during the summer holidays.

The work was planned in conjunction with Bath & North East Somerset Council.

Wales & West Utilities Simon Lee managed the work and said:

We are pleased to complete this initial section of work and would like to thank the local community for their cooperation. A further second phase is planned for later in the year and we’ll be sure to provide information to the affected local community.

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across the wider Bath area. 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 was essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green 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 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.