west alvington gas upgrade

Wales & West Utilities is shortly starting work to upgrade the gas network in the West Alvington area of Devon.

The work, which starts on 20 November, will involve upgrading gas pipes and is essential to keep the gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses, keeping people warm for generations to come. Barring any engineering difficulties, it will finish during May next year.

To plan the work Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Devon County Council and it has been agreed that traffic management will be in place whilst work is ongoing. Diversion routes will be clearly signposted, and motorists are advised to allow extra travelling time.

To date the following traffic management has been agreed:

  • A road closure on West Alvington Hill, between the junctions of Butts Farm and Lower Street (20 November – 22 December)
  • A road closure on West Alvington Hill, between the junctions of Lower Street and Balkwill Road (2 January – 11 March)
  • A road closure on West Alvington Hill, between the junctions of Balkwill Road and Waverley Road (11 March – 10 April)

Wales & West Utilities David Murdoch is managing this gas pipe upgrade work and 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 Devon. 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.

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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.