Work by Wales & West Utilities to upgrade gas pipes in North Tawton is progressing well.

The work, which started in July, is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses, keeping people warm for generations to come.

The gas emergency and pipeline service has completed work on Exeter Street and High Street and is currently working on The Square, Market Street and Essington Road.

As part of this final section of work the planned closure on The Square has been extended until early November, whilst closures are currently in place on both Market Street and Essington Road. These will remain closed until 14 November, whilst there will be no through road on North Street from 23 October – 5 November.

Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Devon County Council to plan the scheme and motorists have been advised to allow extra travelling time.

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

We are pleased with the progress we’re making and we’re still on track to complete the work during November.

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