Wales & West Utilities is working to upgrade the gas pipes in the Westbury Road area of Henleaze to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses for years to come. 

As part of the £675,000 investment project, the gas emergency and pipeline service has been working under a road closure on Westbury Road. This was due to complete this week, but engineering difficulties means further work is required.

Wales & West Utilities has now agreed with Bristol City Council that Westbury Road, between the junctions of Henleaze Road and Henleaze Avenue, will be closed until 13 September and motorists are advised to allow additional travel time.

Access will be maintained to the school and retirement village only and other motorists will need to follow the diversion route along Stokes Lane and Parry Lane.

This work follows that completed by Wales & West Utilities earlier in the year to lay a new gas main in Westbury Road to increase capacity of the network.

Wales & West Utilities Simon Lee is managing this gas pipe upgrade work and said:

We apologise that this section of work is taking longer than anticipated and we are working as quickly as possible to complete it.

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 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.

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.

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.