Wales & West Utilities is starting work to upgrade part of the gas network in the Somerton Road area of Langport.

The work, which will start on 19 April, 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 1 July.

The gas emergency and pipeline service has liaised with Somerset County Council to plan the work and it has been agreed that traffic lights will be in place throughout the scheme. These will include five-way traffic lights on the junctions of Wearne Lane, Bartletts Elm, Field Road and Somerton Road and three-way lights on the junctions of Peony Road, Garden City and Meadow Close. Motorists are advised to allow extra time for travel.

Wales & West Utilities Jake Sami is managing this gas pipe upgrade work and 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 Somerset. 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.

We will work as safely and as quickly as possible to finish the work, whilst keeping inconvenience to a minimum for local people and road users.

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.