Wales & West Utilities is planning to upgrade gas pipes in the Clevedon Road area of Tickenham in the new year.

The work, which will see 1000 metres of gas pipes upgraded, is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses.

Wales & West Utilities is currently in the planning stages and is working closely with North Somerset Council to set a start date for the work. So that engineers and the local community are kept safe during the work, it is likely that two-way traffic lights will be in place throughout.

 Wales & West Utilities Matt Rees will manage this gas pipe upgrade work. He said:

We are working closely with the Council, and we will start the project in January.

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Somerset. 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 is 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. Before visiting, we'll ask you to let us know if you or anyone in your household, is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or self-isolating. We'll still come and help you: but our teams will take some additional precautions to keep us all safe.