Wales & West Utilities will shortly start work to upgrade gas pipes in the Ilchester Road area of Yeovil.

The work is the first of three projects in Yeovil that will begin during the early part of 2024 and involve upgrading the gas network to help keep the gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses, keeping people warm for generations to come. Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Somerset Council over all planned works and it has been agreed that traffic management will be in place.

The project in the Ilchester Road area starts on 2 January and will involve upgrading over 1,800 metres of gas pipes.  As part of this work a one-way system will be in place on Ilchester Road between 8 January – mid February. Two-way traffic will be permitted past Yeovil College, to the junction with Marsh Lane, however restrictions will be in place past this point. Only residents and visitors to the college are advised to use this route. Tintinhull Road will be closed between 19 February - 8 March and a one-way system will be in place on Thorne Lane from 11 March - mid April.


Wales & West Utilities Roxanne Whittaker is managing this gas pipe upgrade work and said:

2024 will see us working to upgrade gas pipes across Yeovil and we are planning to hold a drop-in session for members of the local community to come and view all plans.

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