lake road east

Wales & West Utilities will shortly start work to upgrade gas pipes in Cardiff’s Lake Road East area and is inviting members of the local community to hear more about the plans.

The £400,000 investment work, which starts on 17 April, is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses. It will involve upgrading 2.4 kilometres of pipes and, barring any engineering difficulties, it is due to finish during August.

Members of the local community are invited to the drop-in session which will take place between 12.30 – 7pm on Wednesday 5 April at Penylan Library and Community Centre, Penylan.  Here they’ll be able to view plans and direct any questions to members of the project team.

Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Cardiff Council to plan the work and it has been agreed that rolling traffic lights will be in place throughout. Motorists are advised to allow extra travelling time.

Wales & West Utilities Adam Smith is managing this gas pipe upgrade 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 Cardiff. 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.