Wales & West Utilities is progressing well with its £740,000 work to upgrade gas pipes in the North Road area of Leigh Woods.

The work is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses long into the future.

As part of the next phase of work Wales & West Utilities has liaised with both North Somerset Council and Bristol City Council, and it has been agreed that traffic management will be in place between 19 June – 10 August. This involves:

  •        Road closures on Rownham Hill and Clanage Road between 19 June - 20 July
  •        Traffic lights on Rownham Hill between 17 July - 10 August

Diversion routes will be signposted, as appropriate, and motorists are advised to allow extra time for travel.

Wales & West Utilities Simon Lee is managing this work. He 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 the Leigh Woods 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. 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.

Further enquiries to Wales & West Utilities Press Office on 0800 644 1000