Wales & West Utilities is progressing well with its essential work to upgrade part of the gas network in the Knowle area of Bristol.

The work, which started last month, will keep the gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses, keeping people warm for generations to come. The overall scheme is expected to be complete by the end of September.

The gas emergency and pipeline service has liaised with Bristol City Council to plan the work, which was hoped to be completed under two-way traffic lights. However, it has been necessary to close Talbot Road, between the junctions of Lodway Road and Buller Road, from this week (27 February). At present it isn’t known how long the closure will be in place for, but motorists are advised that traffic management, which includes both road closures and traffic lights, will continue to be used until the end of June. Motorists are advised to allow extra travelling time.

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

We are progressing well with this work however due to the location of the gas main; it is necessary to temporarily close this section of Talbot Road.

Our team of engineers will be working as quickly and as safely as possible to complete the work so that the closure can be lifted.

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 or

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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.