Wales & West Utilities is progressing well with its work to upgrade gas pipes in the Station Road area of Keyham.

The work, which started at the end of October, 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 the end of April next year.

Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Plymouth City Council to plan the work and it has been agreed that the following traffic management will be in place for the remainder of the scheme:

  • Road closures on Beatrice Avenue Lane North, Renown Street, Beatrice Avenue, Parkside and Barton Avenue (3 January - 27 March)
  • A road closure on Townshend Avenue (17 – 31 January)
  • Road closures on Cotehele Avenue, Warleigh Avenue and College Road (23 January - 21 February)
  • Two-way traffic lights on College Road and Saint Levan Road (24 January – 11 April)
  • A road closure on Maristow Avenue (30 January – 10 February)
  • A road closure on Beatrice Avenue (13 February – 21 March)
  • A road closure on Saint Aubyn Avenue whilst traffic lights will also be in place at the junction of Royal Navy Avenue and North Down Crescent (14 February – 27 March)
  • Road closures on Moor View and Station Road (21 March – 24 April)
  • Road closures will be in place on Sussex Road and Alfred Road (27 March – 28 April)
  • Road closures will be in place on Brunel Terrace and Saint Michael Avenue (3 – 24 April)

Wales & West Utilities Abby Smith is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. She said:

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

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.

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. 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.