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Wales & West Utilities is starting work to upgrade gas pipes in Shirehampton later this month.

The £560,000 work, which will start on Shirehampton Road, will begin on 25 April and is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses. Barring any engineering difficulties, it is due to finish by December.

To keep disruption to a minimum, Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Bristol City Council to plan the work. To minimise disruption, it has been agreed to complete the work in phases:

  • Between 25 April and 1 July, a road closure will be in place on Shirehampton Road from its junction with Kings Weston Road to outside Shirehampton Park Golf Club
  • Between 4 July and 26 August, a road closure will be in place on Park Hill from outside Shirehampton Golf Club to its junction with Park Road
  • Between 29 August and 7 October, a road closure will be in place on The Green with a closure between its junction with Park Hill and High Street.

Diversion routes will be clearly signposted.

Additional traffic management will be in place between September and December 2022. The company will keep the local community updated as the work progresses.

Wales & West Utilities will be communicating with those residents and businesses directly affected by the work. All local businesses will be open as usual and trade deliveries will be accommodated, where possible.

Wales & West Utilities Mick Gallavin is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. He said:

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 the Shirehampton 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 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.

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.

Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities. 

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.